Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet BB2202
Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Chinese Art Deco rug, the ivory field with leaves and hooked-device flowerheads around three columns of roundels containing floral vinery motifs ringed by seed pearls within a border of contrasting feathery leaves.
Decorative antique oriental 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 carpets having truly ethnic Chinese vibe and appearance. It was not until the 19th century, the Chinese started exporting vintage oriental rugs to the world of the West – other goods, such as bronzes and porcelain have already been exported for many years before. Often employing silk textiles, antique Chinese beautiful rugs and carpets were produced in medallion as well as rectangular formats.