Breathtaking and Highly Decorative Antique Cloud Band Design Oval Chinese Dragon Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – At first glance, this beautiful antique Chinese rug seems as if it has very little design. Closer examination actually reveals a very different reality and an incredibly detailed and artistic antique Oriental rug.
The center cloud band motif of this beautiful and subtle antique oval rug is woven in subtle grey and taupe with only splashes of light coral red butterflies and chrysanthemums floral motifs. The small small rosette design at the center of the oval Chinese dragon rug is beautifully framed by the four red and brown butterflies and the central motif itself is flanked by the 8 larger chrysanthemums flowers. All of these patterns are surrounded by a graceful cloud band / vine scroll pattern that is comprised of interlaced vines and leaves.
This almost embossed pattern radiates outward through the rest of the entire rug and creates a subtle interplay of texture to the pattern. At first, it seems as though the grey leaves and vines are alone on a beige field; but there are actually two sets of interlocking vines, with the other made in the same color as the background. These contrasting patterns add a pleasing sense of luxury and lushness with a dash of artistic surprise.
One of the most striking motifs in this antique cloud band design oval Chinese dragon rug are the traditional Chinese chrysanthemums flowers, outlined in red. Not only do chrysanthemums appear throughout the center of the rug, they can also be seen sitting among the blue vines and in between the Chinese dragon design motifs in the border.
The border itself reveals motifs of a very different kind than the field. Here we see the Chinese dragons among the blue vines and red flowers that frame this magnificently artistic example. The narrow guard border features more cloud bands but interspersed through we also see depictions of light blue colored bats that are meant to be perceived as symbols of happiness and joy.
The overall artistic impact that this oval Chinese dragon rug provided is one of minimalist simplistic serenity and peace. Regardless of where you place it within your interior design, it is one of those decorative rugs that is sure to enhance its surroundings with quite and artistic splendor.