Ancient Chinese carpets, in China there is a long tradition of production and use of carpets and the first, probably bargaining goods, were made already 2,000 years ago, and were intended for the emperor's court.
However, the art of carpet-backing only arrived in China between the 15th and 17th centuries.
The motifs of older Chinese carpets are often taken from the motifs of porcelain decorators and silk fabrics. In some cases the motifs also reproduce ancient religious symbols among which the dragon stands out. The symbols on carpets often have a Taoist and Buddhist origin.
Antique carpets often feature thin warp threads, which together with the rough fleece create large knots and carpets that are thick enough, but still soft and yieldy. The oldest carpets were made for example in kansu, ningxia, suiyan and inner mongolia in the city of Baotou (Baotou carpets, often small in size, are characterized by landscape and symbolic motifs, with blue dominating in its different shades). Production later expanded to Shansi, Hopei and Shantung provinces. Below are the ancient Chinese carpets, presented by our antique dealers, clean, washed and certified Chinese carpets according to the law.Latest arrivals