Antique handmade oversize carpet No. 63366 Chinese Peking, ca. 1890 China 16.6 x 8.0 feet
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||Chinese Peking, ca. 1890
|Country of Origin:
||16.6 x 8.0 ft
(warp and weft):
||floral and pictorial / medallion
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet is exceptional in its size and color palette. Unlike most carpets of the period, the blue colours in this carpet have a warm or teal cast. The auspicious symbols decorating the carpet are symmetrically arranged around a delicate central medallion. The field is enclosed by a simple fret major border and guard bands, a treatment reflective of a much earlier period. The auspicious symbols in the field do not merely run off the canvas. The use of multiple shades of soft blue and camel makes this a very desirable rug. Condition of the carpet: good pile. Substantial repiling in the upper left halfway between the medallion and the upper border. Pre-restoration photo available. This carpet has the desirable flopppy handle of 19th century Peking rugs.
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.