Gugong Museum ed: GUGONG JINGDIAN: GUGONG CANG TAN TUDIAN. Classics of the Forbidden City: Carpets in the Collection of the Palace Museum. Beijing, 2010. 282 pp. Colour plates throughout. 29x29 cm. Boards.
A good and well-illustrated contribution on a little-published subject, carpets and rugs from the halls and palaces of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Ranges from Central Asian and Khotan rugs through to imperial carpets with yellow grounds and bearing designs of dragons. Also includes carpets and rugs with woven pictorial scenes and auspicious designs. The rugs are illustrated in their entirety and some with close-up detail of the design. Practically all the rugs are from the early and middle Qing dynasty. A useful visual reference. Text in Chinese.
Subjects: Textiles Carpets and Rugs
Can be ordered in, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 125 in printed List 193.
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