Linxia handmade carpetUpdated: 2013-10-28
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Linxia handmade carpet, a specialty of Linxia Hui autonomous prefecture, Gansu province. [Photo/gscn.com.cn]
The craft of handmade carpet was introduced to China from the Western Regions through the Silk Road one thousand years ago. The handmade carpets from Linxia, Gansu province, are well-received nationwide for their high-quality and firm texture. The tapestry of the carpets is unique in the way it explains the beauty of life through artistic taste and cultural connections
Linxia carpet is made of high-quality wool after dyeing with natural materials and manufactured all by hand. The creation covers a wide range of processes, including spinning, dyeing, painting, weaving, shearing, washing and straightening.
The carpets are exported to the United States, Japan, Germany, France, and the Middle East. There are also faithful customers in China.