Antique Mongolian rugs are a small part of the antique 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.


 


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J. Barry O'Connell Jr.

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