ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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24. 
a carpet with abstract design
mongolia
northern china
circa 1900
cm 187 x 271 (6'2" x 8'11")


Notes: asymmetrical knot on a cotton foundation
This rare and unusual carpet, which reminds us of a contemporary painting, is decorated by an apparently casual miscellany of polychrome wools. Examples belonging to this particular group often contain also a Chinese ideogram, as well as a small hidden geometrical motif similar to a weaver's mark, as if wanting to identify the carpet with a specific atelier or weaver.

 



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