Mongolian Rugs

Antique carpets And Rugs From Mongolia

hr Antique Mongolian Rug 46371

Antique Mongolian rugs - have along history going back almost to the Mongol period in China. Few if any early carpets of this kind are actually are preserved, but they are represented in illuminated Chinese manuscripts, where they appear in a form similar to examples still produced today. Mongolian carpets have a transparent composition utilizing see-through motifs against a uniform ground, in keeping with Chinese rug design. The motifs themselves are generally Chinese - meanders, knotwork, and fretted medallions - with an taste for open spaces. Colors are soft and earthy with emphasis on subtle mixing of tones or variegation.

Unlike countries that developed their own motifs and style, Mongolian carpets are the product of outside influences particularly from China. Scholars believe the majority of Mongolian rugs were created by foreign minorities living in the area. On the Asian Steppe, highly decorative felt rugs and panels with undulating motifs were created, but these bear little similarity to the Chinese-influenced Mongolian rugs seen on the market today. Because the domestic carpet weaving industry is small compared to high-profile areas, antique Mongolian carpets are rare commodities.

Stylistically, antique Mongolian rugs feature a variety of Chinese patterns and Buddhist symbols that are drawn in a simplified manner. The color schemes are similarly restrained. Soft neutrals, somber earth tones, stately jewel tones and coral pink accents are found in Mongolian rugs. Weavers in Mongolia used more restricted color schemes than Chinese weavers, but they also used colors differently to produce decorative variegation and textural patterns. Many of these graphic rugs feature subtle variations on traditional eastern motifs. In general, Mongolian carpets depict Chinese-influenced patterns, such as fretwork spandrels, endless knots, shou symbols, tigers and Buddhist motifs. They also have a preference for eastern design principles that use negative space effectively and incorporate a less-is-more style that works well in modern interiors.

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8 Rugs Found in Mongolian Rugs

Antique Mongolian Chinese Rug 2919

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 9 in x 5 ft 7 in
          (1.14 m x 1.7 m)
On this lavish antique Mongolian rug from China a symphony of color unfolds itself like ripples in desert sand.

Antique Mongolian Rug 46370

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 10 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.17 m x 1.9 m)
Earthy variegated stripes and exuberant floral motifs infused with tribal influences create a strong formal pattern that adorns this striking antique Mongolian rug.

Antique Mongolian Rug 46371

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 5 in x 7 ft 8 in
          (1.65 m x 2.34 m)
This outstanding antique Mongolian rug showcases a rich earth-tone field decorated with innovative brindle stripes that are juxtaposed against kohl black borders.

Antique Mongolian Oriental Rugs 42738

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 8 ft 1 in
          (1.35 m x 2.46 m)
These incredible rugs have become known as 'apprentice' rugs.

Antique Mongolian Oriental Rugs 2865

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 8 ft 9 in
          (1.6 m x 2.67 m)
This strikingly lovely antique Mongolian rug has the qualities of classic Chinese and Tibetan rugs.

Antique Mongolian Rug 44892

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 10 ft 6 in x 11 ft 3 in
          (3.2 m x 3.43 m)

Sale:

  • $19,500.00
Woven in the late 19th century, this antique Mongolian rug features a tawny brown field surrounded by complementary borders decorated with simple geometric motifs.

Antique Mongolian Rug 45163

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 9 ft 1 in x 11 ft 6 in
          (2.77 m x 3.51 m)
Delicate floral medallions and fretwork borders set over a variegated background are combined in this dazzling Mongolian rug and example east and west.

Antique Mongolian Rug 44894

Style: Mongolian Rug
Origin: Mongolian Rugs
Size: 10 ft 3 in x 12 ft 6 in
          (3.12 m x 3.81 m)
Blending influences from China and Inner Mongolia, this spectacular antique rug features fretwork details and auspicious symbols rendered in a limited color scheme.

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