ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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a rug with the "octagon-rosette" pattern
ningxia
northwest china
circa 1860
cm 150 x 285 (4'11" x 9'4")


Notes: asymmetrical knot on a cotton foundation
A fascinating rug with a rare and unusual design, decorated by an allover repeat of the so-called "octagon-rosette" pattern, it being one of the typologies characteristic of seventeenth and eighteenth century carpets of the Ningxia region. The graphical composition combined with the limited palette impart to this piece a particularly minimalist feel, making it very much in line with current interior design trends.
Bibliography: E.Concaro, A.Levi, Sovrani Tappeti - Il Tappeto Orientale dal XV al XIX Secolo, Milano, 1999, pl. 148, p. 172.

 



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