Vintage Chinese Carpet BB3749
An early 20th century Chinese oriental rug, the oatmeal field with a lattice formed of delicate vinery containing abstract flowers and leaves and racemes, drawn in blue, within a dark blue angular vinery and palmette border.
The most recognizable antique area rugs from the 1920’s and 1930 were made by Walter Nichols – the American who manufactured deco carpets in Tientsin. They were usually made of wool and the finest silk while depicting exotic Asian flowers and birds in very rich, bold colors like magenta, turquoise, emerald and ruby. Vintage style area rugs produced in Kashgar, Yarkand and Khotan in the Chinese occupied Autonomous Region of Sikiang are collectively known as Samarkands. Typically long and narrow with simplistic spacious designs rendered in a glossy wool, Samarkand rugs for sale frequently employ colorations of lacquer reds and Chinese yellows. They are heavily influenced by the neighboring countries of China and Turkey and have been produced in this region since at least the seventeenth century.
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