Silk hand woven tapestry

Dec 07, 2021. 22:02 UTC
Silk hand woven tapestry
United States of America

Acquired from

For sale

80w x 40h



Purchased either in China or Japan.

Answered within 3 days
Dec 11, 01:19 UTC
By Denizalp D.

Fair Market Value

$1,500 - $2,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,200 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Julia,

I’m very glad that you chose Mearto for your online appraisal,

Considering the photographs, overall pattern, knot density and the colours, I concluded that this is a Chinese Hand Knotted Silk Rug-Tapestry dating from 1950 to 1990. It is of course very hard to name a knot density or a knotting technique without a photograph from the back of the piece but I can clearly say that this piece is very densely knotted. The pieces decoration is divided to six different panels to shape a storyline on the carpet. These depictions are probably the Chinese equivalent of what we do call "Fragonard" design in European Art. This means they are depicting daily scenes from the court life or the daily life of nobles. This design was very famous in mid-century.

The frame of the piece appears to be wooden, in very good shape and proportions. One of the leading factors to determine this piece's authenticity of being a hand knotted piece is that it's edges are all not very linear, instead they are somehow wavy. This is due to the lack of precision of the weaver, a real person can not knot perfectly like a machine. A very decorative and valuable piece in overall. Made of silk material.

Entirely hand knotted and framed.

Dimensions: 80 Inches by 40 Inches

Condition: In very good condition without visible fault.

Provenance: Purhased from China or Japan

Heavily decorated by noble scenes and flowers.


Please don’t hesitate to reach us again for more online appraisals on your precious items, thank you for choosing Mearto.

Julia edwards Dec 13, 18:17 UTC

Hello - I am not able to get an image from the back.

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