Aubusson Peking, circa 1975

12'1" x 9'1"

Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"

Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
Aubusson Peking, circa 1975: 12'1" x 9'1"
NameAubusson Peking, circa 1975
Size in feet12'1" x 9'1"
Size in meters3.68 x 2.77
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Wool
Type of fabricationHand-tufted
Country Made InChina
Design OriginOriental
ConditionSemi-antique in good condition, one of a kind
Carpet IDLP1902062
Price$2100Special Price$1150
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Sizes are approximate. Photographs are not necessarily exact for color.
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Overview

Like the other countries of the ancient Silk Roads, China has a rich carpet tradition. Their carpets posses on the whole a great splendor of colors, in particular wool carpets decorated with floral designs such as this piece. Makers of Chinese rugs use symbols and colors to convey certain ideas in their designs. The predominating ground-color of this piece is blue which is the colour of heaven and represents immortality in chinese culture. The peony flowers seen throughout its round medallion bouquet, its field and borders represent prosperity and wealth. The color green is meant to represent life. Chinese rugs such as this one are relatively rare as its not easy to find in China wool apart from in its North-West.

About Antique Carpets

Older carpets (antique or vintage) are rugs that date back to the last 100 years. Rugs that are 50 to 99 years of age are referred to as semi-antiques. They are typically crafted with hand-spun wool and eco-friendly organic dyes, which have a luminous surface, providing an illusion of depth. They have a wonderful patina and character which cannot be usually captured in a newer piece. Each antique carpet is different, as they are found in every type of home and add warmth to pristine and minimalist spaces.

Oriental & Persian carpet designs began to change at the turn of the 20th century, as Western influence expanded across the Middle East. At the time, the native cultural designs began to lose their authenticity because their ability to maintain traditional designs diminished. As the Industrial Revolution came about, preserving traditional master craft techniques became more of a challenge.

Tips for Collectors
  • Antique rugs are made of natural fibers such as, wool, cotton and silk. New rugs are made from a variety of fibers including synthetic and natural fibers such as, mercerized cotton, faux silk often called "Art Silk", silk blends and artificial fibers such as, olefin.
  • If the rug has signs of wear but still appears to be vibrant, this is an indication of a genuine antique carpet.
  • For insurance purposes, you should always obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from the dealer, which should include the size, origin, age, style, materials, knot density, condition and estimated retail value.
  • An authentic Oriental rug will not have a brand name associated with it and it will not be hand-tufted.