Art Deco Baotou Carpets
Early 20th century
These small carpets were woven in the city of Baotou, in what is now Inner Mongolia. The rugs produced in this region were known for their dense, plush pile, and the pictorial ones were particularly coveted. Images were chosen for a symbolic as well as decorative purpose: plum blossoms represent spring and purity, for example; the stag and crane, longevity; a vase, peace and harmony; peacock, divine protection; ducks, fidelity in marriage. Clouds are auspicious and bats augur happiness. These were probably woven in the first decades of the 20th century.
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