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Guide to Chinese Rugs:

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Nichols Chinese Rugs

Of all the Chinese Rugs among the most popular are those of Walter Nichols. When I mentioned to Chinese Rug expert Kim Esber I was rewriting this section he was kind enough to share a little about Walter Nichols and his Chinese Rugs.

Walter Nichols arrived in China shortly after World War One. He started as a wool grader and soon mastered the mechanized spinning of the Chinese wool. That was the basis of the Nichols rug. Chinese wool tends to be a little thin for carpet weaving but Nichols was able to spin a fairly thick strand that was ideal for carpe weaving. By 1924 Nichols opened a modern brick factory office complex at 104 Taku Road in Tientsin N. China and began producing Nichols Chinese Rugs.

Nichols used the thicker yarn to advantage making a sturdy rug on a two level foundation with a closed back. Today Nichols Chinese Rugs are increasing sought after and are now in demand with Interior Decorators, particularly those in the South.

Chinese Rugs: Nichols Chinese Carpet Sotheby's Lot 584

Baotou-Suiyuan - Baotou-Suiyuan Rugs

Baotao is a industrial port city on the Huang He river in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. Suiyuan is former province in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region.

Beijing Chinese Rugs

Chinese Rugs: Chinese Art Deco Carpet C. 1930 Christie's Lot 234

Chinese Rugs: Chinese Rug 1st Quarter 20th C. Christie's Lot 232

Chinese East Turkestan

Kansu Chinese Rugs

Kashgar Chinese Rugs

Antique Khotan Rug Guide

Ming Chinese Rugs

Ninghsia Chinese Rugs


Samarkand Chinese Rugs

Tianjin Chinese Rugs

Tibet Chinese Rugs

Yarkand Chinese Rugs

Recommended Books On Central Asian and Chinese Rugs and Textiles:

Eiland, Murray L. Jr. Chinese and Exotic Rugs. Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1979.

Articles that you may be interested in:

Modern Uzbek Tribal Structure by H.B. Paksoy

Togan, Z.V., The Origins of the Kazaks and the ‘zbeks, edited and translated by H.B. Paksoy

Two Altaic Games: Chelik-Chomak and Jirid Oyunu
Aspects of Altaic Civilization III, Denis Sinor, ed. (Bloomington/The Hague: Indiana University Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies, 1990, Indiana University Uralic and Altaic Series, Volume 145
The Traditional Oglak Tartish Among the Kirghiz of the Pamirs
Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1985, Part
Observations Among Kirghiz Refugees from the Pamirs of Afghanistan Settled in the Turkish Republic
Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford Vol. XVI, No. 1, Hilary, 1980

Design Migration on the Silk Route:

Three from Turkestan, by George O'Bannon and Paul Mushak, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 8/1

Silk Road II: West to East in 1987, by Chris Walter, Travels on the Silk Road from the opposite direction, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 8/3

Rugs of East Turkestan: Khotan, Yarkand or Kashgar?, by George O'Bannon, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 11/6 A closer look at the literature on these types results in more questions than answers

"Walking to Eastern Turkestan," Justin, Valerie, Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 14/5 XIV/5/28-29

Contemporary Rug Weaving in Eastern Turkestan, by Murray L. Eiland III , Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 15, No. 6, August/September, 195

A Partial List of Books on Central Asian and Chinese Rugs and Textiles:

This list is not meant to be comprehensive but rather it is to to give you an idea of what has been published.

Allane, Lee: Chinese Rugs, A Buyers Guide; NY: 1993.

Baker, Muriel and Margaret Lunt: Blue and White: The Cotton Embroideries of Rural China. NY: 1977.

Bartholomew, Mark: Thunder Dragon Textiles from Bhutan. Tokyo: 1985.

Bausback, Christian: Alte Teppiche aus Tibet (Old Rugs From Tibet). Mannheim: 1989.

Bausback, Peter: Alte Und Antike Meisterstucke Chinesischer Teppichknupf Kunst. Mannheim: 1974.

Bausback, Peter: Alte und Antike Chinesische Knupfkunst (Old and Antique Chinese Carpets). Mannheim: 1980.

Berger, Patricia and T. Bartholomew: Mongolia, The Legacy of Chinggis Khan. NY: 1995.

Bidder, Hans: Carpets from East Turkestan, Known as Khotan, Samarkand and Kansu Carpets. London: 1964.

Cammann, Schuyler: Costumes in China 1644 to 1912. Philadelphia: 1979.

Chen-peng, Hsu: Indigo Prints of China. Peking: 1956.

Clarke, Thomas B.: The Thomas B. Clarke Collection of Beautiful Old Chinese Rugs. NY: 1915.

Cultural Relics Unearthed During the Period of the Great Cultural Revolution Vol. 1. Peking: 1972.

Denwood, Philip: The Tibetan Carpet. Warminister: 1974.

Dunsmore, Susi: Nepalese Textiles. London: 1993.

Dye, Daniel Sheets: Chinese Lattice Designs. NY: 1974.

Eastern Turkistan. Turkey: (1955?).

Ernst, Henri ed.: Tapis Anciens de la China (Ancient Rugs of China).

Thanks and best wishes,

J. Barry O'Connell Jr.




























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