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Chinese

Chinese people began weaving carpets up to a millennia agoa in northern China, with the local abundance of wool and contacts with Muslims and nomads, the enterprise flourished.  Three distinct styles occur including Ninxia, Peking & Art Deco.  

Ninxia rugs are coarsley woven, moderate in size and often feature hues of blue, brown or balck motifs on a yellow, camel, tan or red field witha cneter medallion flanked by four other medallions or elements.  Motifs include stylized flowers, foliate dragons & lattice patters derived from Buddhism and Taoism.

Peking carpets have a display