Small Antique Chinese Fette Rug / 2x3 Powder Blue Chinese Fette Rug #3332ML

Regular price $465.00

Nestled upon a lovely powder blue canvas, this antique Chinese rug, dating back to 1920, stands as a distinguished little gem within our collection – a rare one known as the Fette Chinese rug. Despite its age, it wears its history with grace, boasting a soft and supple handle that beckons to be touched.

This particular rug carries with it a captivating narrative steeped in the annals of time. Inspired by the altruistic endeavors of Helen Fette, a missionary who journeyed to China with a mission to support charitable causes, the Fette-Li Company emerged from a partnership between Fette and Chinese rug manufacturer Li Meng Shu. Together, they embarked on a journey to produce exquisite rugs, with the Peking region serving as their creative nucleus during the early 1920s. Their collaborative efforts propelled them to become leading exporters of their era.

Distinctive in their tactile experience, Fette rugs are renowned for their signature floppy feel, a result of the unique weaving techniques employed. Notably, the cotton warps utilized are finer and more pliable than those found in other old Chinese rugs with heavier and more dense knotting, such as Art Deco Chinese and Nichols.

Beyond its aesthetic allure, this rug carries the legacy of a bygone era, a testament to the fusion of craftsmanship and philanthropy that defined its origins. Each thread woven into its fabric whispers tales of resilience, creativity, and the enduring spirit of human endeavor, ensuring its place as a cherished heirloom for generations to come.

Low pile, worn with condition parallel to age and history. 

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