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The origin of the carpet

The origin of oriental hand-woven carpets is closely related to the history of the Silk Road. The Silk Road was a business trip that started in Chang'an, China (now Xi’an) three thousand years ago, and entered the Tarim Basin via Dunhuang to the Pamirs, connecting East Asia, Central Asia, Persia (now Iran), Turkey, and reaching ancient Rome and European countries. road. Like a big river that runs through Central Asia, the Silk Road also connects India, Arabia, Mongolia and other neighboring countries and regions. Commodity transactions in Eastern and Western countries are transported back and forth through this route, such as the silk, silk, and spices from China and India in the East; handicrafts and native products from Persia, Turkey and other places. The initial transaction model is unknown. Around one thousand years BC, Hotan and Kashgar in Central Asia such as the Taklimakan Desert and the Tarim Basin, as well as Uzbekistan and other places, are rich in precious metals and gems such as gold and silver. It was the trading center of eastern and western countries on the Silk Road at that time. In that era, hand-woven carpets have also begun to be traded as a kind of high-end crafts.
Hand-woven carpets were originally made by nomads and used to resist the cold winter necessities, and a handmade art was born from this. Usually nomads living in desert areas often weave carpets that are dense, thin, and easy to carry and transport; carpets woven by farming peoples living in stone and mud houses are dense, thick and durable; And those nobles living in palaces and sleeping on marble beds used carpets with rich colors and sophisticated weaving produced in urban workshops. The history of Asia can also be said to be the history of the rise and fall of empires and the migration of nations, such as the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan, the Macedonian Empire of Alexander, the Turkish Empire of Sergu, the Persian Empire and the Womore Empire of India. The evolution of these empires promoted the exchange of Eastern and Western culture and technology. Stimulated by various frequent trade exchanges, the ancient Silk Road developed into a hub for the production and trading of oriental hand-woven carpets.

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