Oriental carpets and hand-woven silk road

Hand-woven Oriental carpets and the origin of the historical Silk Road are closely related. Silk Road is now three thousand years ago China began in Chang’an (now Xi’an), the Dunhuang into the Tarim Basin, the Pamirs to connect East Asia, Central Asia, Persia (now Iran), Turkey, arrived in ancient Rome and in Europe of a business Road. Is like a river running through Central Asia, the Silk Road will also be India, Arabia, Mongolia, North and South neighboring countries and regions to connect with. East and West countries are commodity trading as the way to and from the transportation, trading goods from the East such as China, India and other countries of silk, silk and spices; Persia, Turkey and other places, and other native products and handicrafts. The initial transaction model has no way of knowing, about 1,000 years BC, and is located in the Taklimakan Desert in the Tarim Basin in Central Asia, such as Hotan and Kashgar, there are now Uzbekistan and other places, rich in gold, silver, and other precious metals and stones, has become the At that time, the Silk Road East and West trading center of the region. In that era, hand-woven carpets has also started as a high-level handicraft trade.
Hand-woven carpet was first produced nomads to ward off the cold winter and the necessities of life, a hand also the resulting art. Usually live in the desert region of nomads, who often weave high-density, Mianbo blanket and at the same time easy to carry and transport the carpet; living in the stone masonry rooms and farming nation of carpet weaving, have a certain density, thickness and durability; And those who live in palaces, marble sleep in the bed of kings and nobles are using a production workshop in the city, rich in color, precision woven carpet. Asia’s history can also be said that the rise and fall of empires and the relocation of the nation’s history, such as the Genghis Khan of the Mongol Empire, Alexander the Macedonian empire, Serge Turkey’s ancient empire, the Persian Empire and India Moore lying empire. These are the evolution of the empire to promote East-West cultural and technical exchanges. Trade frequently in a variety of stimuli, the ancient Silk Road into the development of hand-woven Oriental rug production and trading hub of the Strip.
Turkestan in Central Asia region in 2000 before the nation is living in Turkey, which is the dividing line between China and Pakistan borders of the Hill Kalakunlun living on the north side of the general term for the nation, here in the East one of the birthplace of hand-woven carpets, but also the production of Eastern cradle of hand-woven carpets. The zone for the East and West through the Silk Road at the junction point of east Turkestan at the same time also have a different culture. Stan West is Uygur Turkey, Tajiks, Uzbeks, Kyrgyz, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the northern nomadic and semi-nomadic way of living. In the Islamic culture and Persian culture, they produced hand-woven carpet design with strong Islamic flavor. East Turkestan is located in the same Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, and other areas close phase of the Strip, by the strong influence of Buddhist culture, but also from China and Mongolia, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Chinese culture, produced by hand Carpet weaving is very unique. Indian hand-woven carpet pattern of production has not been too many Hindu country, but Kashmir has been affected by Islam. Silk Road is located in the eastern part of China since ancient times, learning the West into the hand-woven carpet weaving techniques, some of the ethnic minority border areas have begun to produce hand-woven carpets, and fine products into the palace and dedicated to the aristocracy.