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Antique Chinese Rugs as opposed to most of the antique rug productions were woven almost exclusively for internal consumption. Since they were mostly sheltered from European and western influences, this offers us the reason why these carpets have a very unique truly ethnically Chinese look and appeal. Only during the early part of the 19th century did they open their markets to the countries of the west (for rugs – they have been exporting porcelain, bronzes, wooden and other works of art for many years prior to the 19th century). It is during this period (the early 1900′s and on) that we see a major and unmistakable change in the production, abandoning the traditional ornamental look to a more open and even Chinese Art Deco design. This shift in production brought with it a more commercial approach to the Chinese rug market with less attention to the quality and artistry of every single piece to more mass appeal look and price. This explains why there are so many of the so called art deco Chinese carpets in the market today.

To attain the true essence of Chinese weaving one merely needs to compare the pre-1910 production to the later ones. While the textile industry in China is rich in history and centuries old the earliest surviving examples of the craft are believed to have been produced during the time of Ch’ung Chen, the last emperor of the Ming dynasty who died during the first half of the 17th century.

The Ming dynasty which followed survived until the creation of the Chinese republic in 1912. This would be a good time to note that while most rugs are attributed to a specific manufacturer or region, authorities and scholars attribute the age vintage of any specific rug to the ruling emperor of the time. In stark difference from the other rug weaving origins, in China, the artistic impression far exceeded the importance of the quality of any said piece, the end result being that some of the beautiful pieces have coarser knotting. Rich in culture, history and folklore Chinese carpets incorporate design almost never seen in any other type of rug. Dragons, local art and ornamental objects are almost always a trademark of these productions.

Widely seen in Chinese rug designs, one also finds the Pinyan Wan – (a symbol that has been associated with the horrible acts of the Nazi party) over 3000 years old this symbol, which even predates both the Egyptian Ahnk, the symbol used to represent harmony and Dharma, the balance of opposites. Chinese Rugs are some of the most collectible rugs in the market today, sought after by collectors and consumers alike. They are widely appreciated for their uniqueness for they truly look like no other rug… instantaneously taking the onlooker on a journey to a place and time that is far simpler calmer than the world we live in today (thus achieving the goal of any truly great work of art).

The Art Deco Chinese rugs were made in China during the 1920's and 1930's. The most recognizable rugs were made by Walter Nichols, an American who set up factories in China. The most prolific weaving center was in Tientsin where the designs tended to be more open and spacious than Oriental carpets. Nichols” rugs are usually made of wool and silk and have a thick plushy and luxurious feel. They are designed with both medallion as well as all-over formats. Frequently design elements include pictorial scenes, trees, clouds, mountains, dragons, birds and exotic flowers. Colors are very lively and energetic, rich jewel tones of magenta, turquoise, emerald, ruby and violet are common.

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121 Rugs Found in Chinese Rugs

Antique Chinese Oriental Rug 43606

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Style: Chinese Rugs

18 ft 6 in x 31 ft 6 in (5.64 m x 9.6 m)

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Vintage Chinese Art Deco Rug 44917

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Style: Chinese Rugs

18 ft x 26 ft 6 in (5.49 m x 8.08 m)

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Large Size Antique Chinese Oriental Rug 43694

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Style: Chinese Rugs

15 ft 3 in x 24 ft 6 in (4.65 m x 7.47 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46621

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Style: Chinese Rugs

15 ft 4 in x 22 ft (4.67 m x 6.71 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 44469

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Style: Chinese Rugs

16 ft 9 in x 21 ft (5.11 m x 6.4 m)

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Large European Design Antique Chinese Rug 43680

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Style: Chinese Rugs

12 ft 3 in x 19 ft 8 in (3.73 m x 5.99 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46587

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 9 in x 19 ft (2.97 m x 5.79 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 43752

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Style: Chinese Rugs

16 ft 6 in x 17 ft 9 in (5.03 m x 5.41 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 43405

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 1 in x 17 ft 6 in (2.77 m x 5.33 m)

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Antique Chinese Peking Oriental Rug 1965

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 11 in x 17 ft 5 in (3.02 m x 5.31 m)

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Antique Chinese Carpet 50234

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Style: Chinese Rugs

12 ft 10 in x 16 ft 3 in (3.91 m x 4.95 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 2139

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Style: Chinese Rugs

13 ft 10 in x 15 ft 11 in (4.22 m x 4.85 m)

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Chinese Art Deco Rug 50122

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Style: Chinese Rugs

12 ft x 15 ft 4 in (3.66 m x 4.67 m)

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Antique Chinese Oriental Rug 43321

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Style: Chinese Rugs

14 ft 8 in x 15 ft 4 in (4.47 m x 4.67 m)

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Large Ivory Antique Chinese Rug 46416

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft x 15 ft 3 in (2.44 m x 4.65 m)

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Antique Chinese Ningsia Rug 46708

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Style: Ningxia Rugs

11 ft 10 in x 14 ft 8 in (3.61 m x 4.47 m)

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Antique Chinese Carpet 41837

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft 3 in x 14 ft 2 in (2.51 m x 4.32 m)

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Antique Blue Chinese Rug 50148

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Style: Chinese Rugs

10 ft 5 in x 13 ft 10 in (3.17 m x 4.22 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 47040

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Style: Chinese Rugs

10 ft x 12 ft 6 in (3.05 m x 3.81 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46966

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Style: Chinese Rugs

10 ft x 12 ft 5 in (3.05 m x 3.78 m)

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Antique Central Asia Rugs 41407

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Style: Chinese Rugs

3 ft 5 in x 12 ft 5 in (1.04 m x 3.78 m)

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Chinese Aubergine Art Deco Rug 50130

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Style: Chinese Rugs

11 ft 10 in x 12 ft 2 in (3.61 m x 3.71 m)

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Antique Chinese Silk and Metallic Rug 48129

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 3 in x 12 ft 2 in (2.82 m x 3.71 m)

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Antique Chinese Dragon Carpet 48571

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 4 in x 12 ft 1 in (2.84 m x 3.68 m)

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Room Sized Art Deco Chinese Carpet 48488

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft 8 in x 11 ft 9 in (2.64 m x 3.58 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 43730

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 4 in x 11 ft 9 in (2.84 m x 3.58 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46967

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft x 11 ft 8 in (2.74 m x 3.56 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46377

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft 10 in x 11 ft 8 in (2.69 m x 3.56 m)

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Vintage Chinese Deco Carpet 46981

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft 10 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.69 m x 3.51 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46710

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Style: Chinese Rugs

8 ft 10 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.69 m x 3.51 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 43750

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Style: Chinese Rugs

9 ft 2 in x 11 ft 6 in (2.79 m x 3.51 m)

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