ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART II
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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a carpet with a lattice design
mongolia
northern china
circa 1880
438 x 376 cm (14'5" x 12'4")


Notes: asymmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
The geometric lattice scheme and the wide, almost three-dimensional Greek fret border that distinguishes this rare Mongolian carpet is clearly inspired from the early carpets of the Ningxia region. The exclusive use of undyed natural wool, ivory and two different hues of brown is typical of the carpets of Mongolia and lends the piece a chromatic minimalism that is especially appealing to the aesthetic sense of our times.

 



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