FROM THE VAULT
Selected acquisitions of antique textile art
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30. 
Alg 1225
Open field carpet
Peking
Northern China
circa 1900
405 x 388 cm (133 x 129)


Notes: asymmetrically knotted wool pile open to the left on a cotton foundation
The fine carpets of Peking represent the other end of the spectrum of Chinese textile art, expressing a late Qing Dynasty aesthetic that is based on very simple forms and colour combinations. The silky wool of this very rare, dramatically minimalist carpet is an indicator of the highest quality grade for Peking carpets, which are highly coveted in today most stylish interiors.

 



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