Chinese carpets are known to have been produced nearly 2,000 years ago. The patterns on older rugs were influenced by ceramic painters. These rugs may also display dragon, Buddhist, and other religious motifs. Cotton was used for the foundation of early carpets along with big knots to achieve thick but flexible rugs. Originally, rugs were produced for use within the country only, but by the early 19th century, rugs were being exported. Contact with the west radically altered the production methods.
The history of Chinese rugs differs radically from that of the Middle East. Unlike most other carpets, antique Chinese rugs are classified by dynasty, rather than geographic location. Exposure to western taste radically caused a shift in style, since carpets were manufactured for export, rather than remaining within the country for local use. Chinese Deco Carpets, produced in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably by Walter Nichols, were made of wool and silk with spare, floral and bird designs but rich in gemstone colors.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Mandelin Art Deco Period Chinese Wool Carpet
Style: Chinese Art Deco Design Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Gray, Peach, Yellow, Blue, Lavender, Pink
Size: 8'8" X 11'7"
Rug Number: 70001509