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Craftworks——Xinjiang Rugs

  Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has a 2,000-year history of rug production, and Xinjiang rugs enjoy a good reputation on the global market. Many well-known museums and individual collectors have collected Xinjiang rugs, which have distinctive ethnic characteristics and a strong local style. Xinjiang rugs are known as "Oriental rugs" due to their exquisite craftsmanship and unique artistic style, and are popular souvenirs for domestic and foreign tourists.

  Rugs produced in Kashgar and Hotan are the most famous with a long story. At present, Xinjiang rugs are exported far and wide to many countries and have been collected by the Victoria Museum and the Albert Museum in London of England, the Textiles Museum in Washington of the United States, the Frankfort Handcraft Art Museum in Germany, and so on.

  Not only can Xinjiang rugs be hung on the walls of the halls, but also can be laid on the floors of the rooms and on the corridors. The surfaces of the carpets are glossy and smooth. They are so straight, soft and elegant, pleasing to the eye, and brightly colored that they will certainly add splendor to anyone's house, and are really and truly the ideal top-grade articles of house furnishing.