Breathtaking And Artistic Animal Motif Antique Chinese Pillar Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900 – This antique Chinese rug is a masterpiece that displays a rare innocent yet feral beauty. Its light cream color background glows with persistent warmth and luminescent brilliance. The light background color created the most perfect background color to showcase the beautifully rendered refined flora and fauna scene.
This beautiful antique carpet boasts a central medallion design with a sophisticated lace like pattern in alternating sections of blue and beige. This figure also conveys a subtle idyllic vibe — such as an exotic desert bloom — but also a dignified tribal look in its resemblance of a skillfully woven tapestry.
Lifelike horse images populate the rest of the central field. These graceful beasts are represented in unique hues of coral, ivory and navy blue. The three trees at the top and bottom are rendered in the same coral color as some of the horses. This adds a delightfully impressionable effect to the overall artistic impact of this magnificent antique Oriental rug.
In addition to being a beautiful work of art and a decorative rug in it’s own right, this piece has more meaning than most.
Many Chinese Buddhist objects, not only carpets and rugs, have ties to Mongolia, as this antique Chinese pillar rug. This rug was more than likely made specially to be wrapped round pillars in a temple as a form of artistic display.
The reason it a safe assumption that this rug had such a noble and spiritual propose is hidden in its design. Take a close look at the pattern and how it is laid out. Then try to image this piece wrapped around a pillar. As you will notice, the designs on the right edge pretty much line up perfectly with the left edge and as a result, they will complete the designs of each other. This rug’s historically significant job, is part of what makes this specific Chinese rug so exciting.
This gorgeous antique Chinese pillar rug powerfully intrigues the imagination, testifying to the supreme skill and artistic abilities of its creator.
Its soft material gives it a luxurious feel, but its artistic beauty and genius make it a truly priceless masterpiece. This relic is sure to add both a majestic and feral flair to any interior designed space.