Vintage Chinese Rug with Abstract Design

00479
Period
Circa 1930
Origin
Northern China
Materials
Wool
Status
Sold
Size
184 cm x 76 cm
6'0" x 2'5"

The painterly effect obtained by mixing varying proportions of ivory and indigo wool is peculiar to this family of northern Chinese weavings. As most of them were sourced directly in China one is led to think that they weren’t intended as export items but rather to satisfy a local commission. These rugs are almost invariably woven in small formats and are sometimes embellished by symbols similar to weaver’s marks, these being perhaps an indication of a specific workshop.

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