Oversized Vintage Chinese Carpet BB5673
An early 20th century Chinese oriental rug, the camel field with vinery and medallions containing light green forms within a leafy border.
Decorative oriental antique rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. Their history, apart from being long and distinguished, is largely independent of that of the Middle East. First of all, they were woven almost solely for domestic consumption – such separation from Western influences resulted in those vintage area rugs having truly ethnic Chinese vibe and appearance. It was not until the 19th century, the Chinese started exporting large modern area rugs to the world of the West – other goods, such as bronzes and porcelain have already been exported for many years before.
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