Superb 18th century Kansu

£ 48,500

Superb 18th century Kansu
Size: 5'7" x 9'10" / 170 x 300cm
Date (circa): 1730-50

Kansu, to the East of Khotan in Western China, set up weaving production around 1730 and I would say that this magnificent rug dates from that period. It is nothing short of miraculous that such an old piece has survived the test of time so well. It is in nearly full pile allover, and practically untouched except for two amateurish, small repilings. The wool is top notch, as soft as a lamb and the colour is rich and well balanced. A stunning and very hard to find carpet.

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