Chinesischer Orientteppich from Mercerized Cotton
252 cm x 250 cm
Floral Chinesischer Orientteppich from Mercerized Cotton, light red with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||252 cm x 250 cm (= 6.3 qm)|
|Material||Flor: mercerizezed cotton|
Weft & Warp: pure silk
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||light red, off white|
Place of origin
The pattern of this rug is inspired by the pattern of a classic Oriental Rug. However, this rug has been knotted in China. The pattern of this oriental rug is inspired by classical Persian rug patterns. This rug has been made in India.
The exact time of the emergence of Indian rug production is unknown. Probably the first Indian rugs were produced during the cultural boom of the Mughal dynasty, in the middle of the 16th century. In the middle of the 19th century, with the decline of the Mughal dynasty, Indian rug production fell into a crisis. European companies, whose sole aim was to export to the West, replaced traditional court manufactories. Very similar rugs were produced in different villages and a strong standardization began. Today, however, designs can hardly be attributed to individual regions. Instead, workshops have focused on the implementation of European and traditional Iranian designs, which have been adapted to Western tastes. In terms of quality, Indian rugs benefit from a long tradition of craftsmanship and high quality Indian materials.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Oriental Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The embellished edging (border) forms a excellent contrast to the center and creates a transition at the edge of the rug.
In the middle of the central field of this Oriental Rug 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 Oriental Rug is off white. The colors light red and off white dominate the overall impression. The border features purplec, light red and turquoise. The purplec center combines the colors off white and light red.
You are not the first to appreciate this Oriental Rug. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Oriental Rug is made of mercerized cotton. Cotton consists of shiny fibers filled with cell sap. When the cell sap dries after harvesting, the surface of the fiber warps and loses its luster, due to the resulting refraction of light. In the middle of the 19th century, John Mercer invented the process of mercerization. During mercerization, cotton is given a new, higher quality fiber structure through the application of tensile stress in cold concentrated caustic soda lye. Mercerized cotton has shortened fibers with a round cross-section. The refined material does not shrink and is very dimensionally stable. The changed refraction of light gives the fiber a silky sheen. Also, mercerized cotton absorbs color more easily and is much more tear-resistant than virgin cotton. Since mercerization is complex and expensive, only high-quality cotton fibers are refined through it. Because of the silky sheen of the yarn, mercerized cotton, like viscose, is often referred to as "artificial silk". However, the colloquial term "artificial silk" is not permitted under the Textile Labelling Act TKG. In this Oriental Rug even the background is made of pure silk. Due to the thin but durable material of the weft and warp threads, a particularly fine knotting and, therefore, a particularly fine pattern is feasible.