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East Turkestan carpets

Important cities for production of East Turkestani carpets.

Important places for carpet manufacturing in East Turkestan.
East Turkestan carpets are carpets made in Xinjiang (East Turkestan) in the northwest of China. These carpets are handmade with colours which have Chinese and Turkmenistan patterns.
 
Carpets were being manufactured in the cities of Kaxgar (Kashgar), Yarkand and Khotan, but since the western people mostly were in contact with these carpets in the trading city of Samarkand, the older production was and are still known as Samarkand carpets. 
 
The newer production (after 1945) is often named Sinkiang carpets or Xinjiang carpets and consists mainly of simple usage carpets made of handspun yarn and with synthetic colours. In these carpets geometrical pattern and classical Chinese patterns are common.