Vintage Chinese Deco Rug BB2894
A second quarter 20th century Chinese Deco carpet, the rich open midnight blue field dominated by an overblown bouquet of pink, yellow and purple blossoms around diagonal abstract branches.
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 chinese carpets and 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 vintage area rugs and carpets were produced in medallion as well as rectangular formats.
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