352 cm x 257 cm
Floral Alter Chinese, yellow beige with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||352 cm x 257 cm (= 9.05 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1990|
|Coloring||yellow beige, blue gray|
Place of origin
Probably rugs were already known very early on in China. The invasion of the Mongols around the year 1279, who not only carried Central Asian rugs with them, but also used them as tents and saddlery, boosted the local production in China, which probably already existed at that time. An exhibition in Saint Louis in the USA in 1903 aroused interest in Chinese rugs in the western world. Soon afterwards, rugs were produced in China solely for export to Europe and North America. This old Chinese is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Chinese are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.
In the middle of the central field of this Chinese is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The background of this Chinese is blue gray. The colors yellow beige and blue gray dominate the overall impression. The border features blue gray and beige. The gray center combines the colors blue gray and light brown.
You are not the first to appreciate this Chinese. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1990. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Chinese because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
Chinese rugs are hand knotted from silky shiny wool. For the production of high quality Chinese rugs the coat of the Tibetan goat is used. The knot density is, as is typical in Chinese rugs, relatively low and the pile is shorn long.
Wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties: Due to wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on the indoor climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Chinese are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.