ANTIQUE TEXTILE ART III
A Collection of Oriental and European Carpets and Textiles
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27. 
Open field Carpet
Northern China
Peking
Circa 1900
430 x 415 cm (14’1” x 13’7”)


Notes: Asymmetrically knotted wool pile on a cotton foundation
The minimalist effect achieved by this open field carpet is very much favoured in decorating many of today’s stylish interiors. The light yellow background is elegantly balanced by a light blue guard stripe followed by an indigo blue open border. The silky wool is indicative of the finest Peking carpets of the first decade of the twentieth century, marking the end of the Qing dynasty, a period where the Chinese aesthetics favoured simpler forms in all of its arts.

 



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