Semi-antique rug No. 59361 Chinese, ca. 1930 China 11.6 x 8.11 feet
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||Chinese, ca. 1930
|Country of Origin:
||11.6 x 8.11 ft
(warp and weft):
||geometric / allover
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The pea green open field carpet is decorated with a Mongolian crane executed in black and lacquer red. Historically Chinese rugs have been designed to create an auspicious environment. The crane, which represents immortality is an auspicious symbol. Thus, this 20th century carpet follows tradition in selection of its subject matter while following the cutting edge design tradition of the period. Condition: Full pile. Minor repairs. One small stain. This rug has been exhibited in an Asian Art Museum.
More about the provenance Chinese, ca. 1930 | China
The art of Chinese carpet making can look back on a highly developed ancient culture. Chinese artists and craftsmen have achieved greatness in China as well as other Oriental countries to which they have been called by art-loving rulers and princes. Their influence on the art of carpet making is indisputable. Carpet making in comparison is a rather young Chinese art. In the 17th century Chinese carpet making has been encouraged by the Chinese emperor K'ang-hi. The dragon motif is one of the typical and characteristic motifs of traditional Chinese rugs. Many of the Chinese rugs of today are being relief-cut and shine-washed (only first class chrome colors are being used). Altogether one can say that Chinese rugs are very elegant rugs with an ancient very characteristic tradition.