Mongolian

The ancient Mongolian carpet weaving was certainly borrowed from the Persian land. The Altai nomads of Siberia are responsible for maintain the cultural as well as trading links with the south and east in China, East Turkestan, Tibet. It also spread westward into Iran and the Middle East in the earliest periods. During the conquest of China by the Mongols, it did not help as much as during the Mongol rule at its peak. The pleasingly gorgeous pile carpets woven by Mongol weavers bore equal status as the great carpets from Mughal India and Safavid Iran.

Believably, one of the earliest forms of carpets were found in the present day Mongolia that were woven by the first people to weave carpets. The strong rule of the Mongolian invader Ghengiz Khan during the 12th century paved way for the development of Mongolian influenced carpets and rugs that are still seen today. Nevertheless, with a fantastic display of decorations, motifs and layout styles on the carpets, it could be said that if Persians were to realize the craft of weaving and knotting, Mongols were the first to weave the specimens related to the finest lot. After all, the art originated as a nomadic artisanship for the world to follow.

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