A Large Oversized Antique Dragon Design Decorative Chinese Area Carpet, Weaving Origin Country: China, Circa / Weaving Date (Approx.) : 1920 — Bold earthy tones and striking, minimalist design define this exciting antique Chinese carpet. A wheat-colored background contrasts sharply with bright flourishes of color. A fascinating abstract design borders the antique rug, framing the singular design at its center. A quintet of medallions rendered in striking deep blue lines are the focal points of the large oversized rug. Each medallion frames a pair of traditional dragons. Signifying wealth, luck, and happiness, each dragon mirrors the other. Their easy symmetry provides a sense of balance and contentment even as they enthrall. The singular design, lovely colors, and true uniqueness of this large oversized antique dragon Chinese carpet together create a gorgeous artistic statement.
This lovely antique Chinese carpet embodies all the grace and reserved formality of classical Chinese court carpets. Five scalloped openwork dragon medallions float within a mostly open field, surrounded by fretwork and vine scroll borders, and an outer border filled sparely by circular and cruciform motifs. The palette is restricted to blue details and outlines set against a tan ground. The lustrous, velvety pile is all the more impressive within this carefully controlled color scheme. Though classically Chinese, the reserved design and palette featured in this captivating antique Chinese carpet are well suited to contemporary taste and decor.
For those who are looking to create an antique and historical feel interior with a distinct “Asian” twist, this oversized antique Chinese carpet will make a phenomenal choice. Its soft colors make it easy to incorporate into any existing interior while its texture and design will create that air of historical mystery and romance. But regardless of where you end up placing and how you decide to position the rug, this oversized dragon design antique area rug from China is sure to tie in everything in a rather effortless manner.