Tag Archives: Chinese

Rug of the Week

Antique Peking Chinese Landscape Pictorial Carpet. Chinese painting goes back at least to the early centuries AD, on wall and portable on silk scrolls. It has been, at least from the 10th century under the Sung Dynasty, most esteemed when … Continue reading

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#19647 Khotan | As Seen in Rooms With a View

Rug #: 19647 Type: Khotan Origin: China Size: 4’8″ x 7’7″ Circa: 1920 When George Marshall Peters of Pamela Bankers office asked if we would be interested in participating in their Rooms  With a View show space we were delighted. … Continue reading

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#18355 Chinese – NingXia: circa 1750

#18355 Chinese, Ning Xia, Platform Carpet 3.99m x 4.06m (13’1” x 13’4”) 2nd half of the18th century. Structure: Warp: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4-S Weft: Cotton, white, natural, Z-4, 2 shoots alternating Pile: Wool, Z-3 or Z-4, asymmetric knot, 4-5 h. … Continue reading

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Mongolian Weavings

The exact source of carpets termed “Mongolian” is unclear.  Certainly these carpets were woven in the Chinese style, with their fret borders, shou medallions, and other far-eastern motifs.  Mongolian rugs, however, are bolder and simpler, course of weave with a … Continue reading

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Antique Rugs of China: Art Deco

The term Art Deco refers to the style launched at the 1925 Paris World’s Fair Exhibition of Modern and Industrial Decorative Art.  Woven between the wars for the Western Market by mostly American owned firms, especially Nichols and Fette, Chinese … Continue reading

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Chinese Art Deco: circa 1930

#40-986 Chinese – Art Deco 8’0″ x 10’0″ circa 1930 As seen in ‘Art Deco & Modernist Carpets’ by Susan Dry (page 94)   In the 1930s, the demand for handwoven rugs, which could not be made in the United … Continue reading

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