"Different from wooden floors, different from marble, different from surface tiles, these floor materials are difficult to tell the culture. And the history of carpets in China for two to three thousand years, which makes carpets have cultural connotations and become cultural A carrier of
China has been weaving carpets for more than 2,000 years. It is a pity that the carpet is not easy to preserve due to the material, which makes the carpets of all dynasties in history disappear. But from ancient documents, paintings and archaeological excavations, we can still find some traces of ancient Chinese carpets. For example, in a mural depicting banquets in the Han Tomb of Dahuting, Mi County, Henan Province, there are scenes of people sitting on a patterned carpet, drinking and having fun.
Carpet is a medium of cultural exchange between China and the West. Historically, the origin of carpets is closely related to the Silk Road. In that era, hand-woven carpets have also begun to be traded as a kind of high-end crafts. Located in the eastern part of the Silk Road in China, after learning the weaving technology of hand-woven carpets imported from the West, some ethnic minorities in border areas also began to make hand-woven carpets and dedicated their exquisite products to the imperial palaces and nobles.
The subdivision of carpets begins here: nomads who usually live in desert areas often weave carpets that are dense, thin, and easy to carry and transport; carpets woven by farmers who live in stone and mud houses, There is a certain density, thick and durable; and those nobles who live in palaces and sleep on marble beds use carpets with rich colors and precise weaving produced in urban workshops.
The above are all handmade carpets as a cultural symbol with a long history. Of course, modern society has begun to have more machine-made carpets. These carpet manufacturers use machines instead of handwork, and the production efficiency is higher. The patterns and flower-shaped content are more colorful and open. A new development path for the carpet industry.