HUNTING AND GATHERING
China, Tibet and East Turkestan
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14. 
Rug with cracked ice design
Ningxia
Circa 1870
210 x 110 cm (83 x 43.5 in.)


Knot count: 7 H x 7 V = 49 kpsi
Colours: dark blue, light blue, rose red, lemon yellow, ivory (5)
Condition: excellent, full lush pile with original sides and ends.
Notes: Formerly in the Arthur M. Sackler collection, this fine ivory ground rug shows the so-called ‘cracked ice’ pattern in the background on which float five lotus flower roundels arranged in a quincunxial fashion, surrounded by an array of yellow eight-petaled rosettes. The red is most probably obtained from logwood.

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