8' X 10' Chinese Art Deco Art Deco Traditional Hand-Knotted Green Rectangle Wool Rug
Research shows that following the western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 24 AD), the technique of carpet making spread across China and along the Silk Road. The Chinese rug is said to have originated in northwestern China around the Xinjiang area. Rug making later made its way to Beijing, formerly Peking. It was not until the mid-19th century that China began exporting rugs to the West. The Chinese textile industry is rich in history. Most of the Chinese carpets are made after a specific region, but scholars attribute the age of a rug to the ruling emperor of the time. The traditional Chinese knotted rugs were made from wool. Early weavers found that silk had special qualities which gave shades of different colors as the light source changed or varied. The designs were developed by weavers who followed Buddhist and Taoist and their symbols and art forms. The complex and geometric designs were simple but had well-balanced symmetry while having local physiognomies. Popular designs are the lotus flower, clouds, mythical animals, trees, birds, and Chinese symbols. The designs are largely symbolic rather than decorative, and the colors used were elegant and emblematic. The art of rug weaving reached its peak from the 16th to 18th centuries.