HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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13. 
Rug with floral medallion and butterflies
Ningxia
Northern China
Yongzheng period (1723-1735)
185 x 127 cm (73 x 50 in.)


Knot count: 7 H x 5 V = 35 kpsi
Colours: rose, dark blue, light blue, tobacco brown, light green, ivory (6)
Condition: medium to good pile overall with minor, scattered areas of repiling. The right hand selvedge is original.
Notes: Characterised by the delicate drawing which distinguishes the weavings of the short and noble Yongzheng period, it has a beautifully drawn round medallion composed of conjoined lotus flowers, surrounded by butterflies and other floral motifs of unique gracefulness.

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