|Antique Mongolian rugs are a small part of the
Oriental Rug market. Compared to Antique
Chinese rugs or almost any of
the well known rug producing areas the production was very small. The
Mongols as a people are not generally rug weavers and the majority of
the rugs appear to have been woven by the minority peoples of the
region. The rugs themselves tend to be very similar to Chinese rugs but
simpler in many ways. Main field colors are most likely to be in the
cream, tan, yellow, gold or light orange range and they tend to use
less colors than we often see in Chinese rugs of comparable age. Knots
tend to be larger in Mongolian rugs so knot counts will be lower.
Despite the simplicity Antique Mongolian Rugs will often sell for as
much or more than their Chinese counterparts.