Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: 1900– Composed in an original, highly ornamental manner, this antique Chinese rug is a bold statement piece with strong borders, decorative medallions and esoteric decorations. The posh ivory field is adorned with a loosely spaced assemblage of organic botanical figures and iconography motifs. Beautifully symmetric columns of round medallions adorn the luxurious ecru field along with leafy branches, auspicious butterflies, ornamental floral sprays and Buddhist treasures that are accompanied by ribbon-like cloud bands. The inventive, loosely spaced composition of the field is juxtaposed against impeccable pinyin wan borders that are executed with an awe-inspiring level of precision. This outstanding antique Chinese area rug represents a beautiful combination of tradition and invention that incorporates cultural iconography, classical motifs and a host of familiar figures woven in an archetypal selection of cool blues and soft neutrals.