Antique handmade oversize rug No. 63363 Chinese Peking, ca. 1890 China 14.8 x 12.2 feet
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||Chinese Peking, ca. 1890
|Country of Origin:
||14.8 x 12.2 ft
(warp and weft):
||pictorial / medallion
||ivory / beige / sand
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The field is decorated with a central medallion containing two dragons, one rising and one descending amid auspicious symbols. The corner-guards depict a magic mountain rising from the sea and clouds. The rug has a major border of dragons interspersed with the eight Buddhist symbols and a minor floral outer border. The Condition of the carpet: re-piling throughout particularly in the oxidized tan surround. Old repairs in the field improved.
More about the provenance Chinese Peking, ca. 1890 | 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. Those rugs made according to the ancient Chinese traditions are called "China Peking" as opposed to the "Asthetics" (e.g. Aubusson) and "Florals" stlyes.