Mongolian Rugs have a long history going back to the Mongol
period in China. Unfortunately, very few if any early antique rugs of this kind
are actually conserved. Yet we can find evidence of their existence embodied in
Chinese manuscripts, where they appear familiar style that is still produced
and represented to this day.
Mongolian carpets are unlike many other countries that have
their own symbols and style, the production of their rugs comes from outside
influences mainly from China. Since the local carpet weaving industry is acute
compared to larger areas, antique Mongolian carpets are uncommon possessions.
Some of the Chinese-influenced patterns you will find in
such rugs are spandrels, infinite knots, shou symbols, tigers and Buddhist themes.
Showing a slight predilection for eastern motifs and ideologies that use
negative space efficiently and include a less that compliment contemporary
interiors. They utilize a translucent composition against a solid foundation.
Colors are easy and down-to-earth with stress on indirect mixing of hues and
variation. Mongolian Weavers practice more defined color arrangements than
Chinese weavers, but they also used colors contrarily to produce decorative differences
in textural patterns.
When Compared to the Chinese or Indian rug industry, today’s
Mongolian rugs are minor on the marketplace since only a small fraction come
from the country that make them. There is small interest in this antique market
yet this may change as their beauty and style is apparent and it is easy to
become charmed with their cultural weaving.