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Antique rugs from China and Central Asia

PH001 Oasi di Yarkand

Zona di produzione:Turkestan orientale. Esemplare con motivo a grata, difficile stabilire se questo motivo tragga spunto dal " collare di nubi " di derivazione cinese. Notevole la bordura principale e quella secondaria che circonda il campo, con il motivo a svastiche.

PH002 Ersari

Zona di produzione:Turkestan occidentale. Dalle sue dimensioni si può dedurre che era stato creato per essere usato all'interno delle " oy ", come tappeto principale. Il campo e decorato con il tipico gulli-gul ( gul a fiori) e il motivo secondario (a otto fiori) detto Sagdak Colori saturi, splendide lane.

PH003 Chuval Gruppo Ersari

Zona di produzione: Turkestan occidentale ( emirato di Bukhara ). Campo ad ornamenti floreali, che riprendono il motivo Minah-khani di origine persiana, anche la bordura trae ispirazione dai motivi persiani. Colori saturi.

PH004 Youmut

Zona di produzione: probabile Turkestan occidentale. L'attribuzione di questo tappeto non è sicura, potrebbe anche essere originario del nord-est della Persia, mentre il motivo principale ricorda i Gul dei tappeti Salor

Chinese Rug Formats

There were a limited number of sizes and shapes. 

These pieces of furniture are immediately identifiable because of their singular aspects and their decorative motifs; they were used on raised platforms, called kangs. Kangs were brick platforms warmed by heated air passing through underfloor flues and were an integrated system for cooking, sleeping and general living. 

Chinese rugs had often a rectangular form (about 3m length×1.8m width or 2.40m length×1.50 width). The oval ones were rare. 

You can also find runners, called Kenarehs, which are are long and narrow rugs.

Column rugs, so-called because they were made to be tied around the columns in temples, measured about 60 cm × 180 cm or 90 × 360 cm. Some kinds of these items were originally made for monastic use as sitting carpets. They were of smaller size (80 cm × 80 cm or 90 cm × 95 cm). We can still find long runners on the bench seats in some monasteries. Saddle mats for nomads' horses were widely used.

Tibetan Rugs

They are different from other types. Their knots are actually faster to tie so they will appear thinner than traditional Persian rugs. They have comprehensive and colourful design elements. 

They were often used by Tibetans for sitting, for home decoration and may have been used as meditation seats in temples as well. Thanks to them, ancient teachings or secrets have been passed down.

West Turkestan Rugs

In this area lived nomadic and semi-nomadic populations. Turkestan refers to the regions in Central Asia located in the territory of Turkmenistan, Karakalpakstan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

They managed to maintain their traditions and hierarchies in the tribes over the centuries despite being constantly at war.

There were a large number of sizes and shapes which had various uses.

East Turkestan

East Turkestan lies in the heart of Asia and nowadays it is a part of China. In this region, the production of rugs has very long-standing roots.

Looking attentively upon the oldest pieces, date back to the mid-XVIII century and the early IXX century, we can see the uniqueness of their pre- Islamic motifs.

 

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