A Beautiful Pair Of Brown Antique Dragon Chinese Runners, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Chinese Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – In China, the Dragon symbolizes power, protection, success, fearlessness, and vitality. A brown dragon is connected to the earth and symbolizes wealth and prosperity. This beautiful pair of rich chocolate antique runner rugs portrays four Chinese dragons among the clouds. This pair of antique Chinese rugs is a beautiful rendition of ancient Chinese art and symbolism with colors that reflect the earth element.
This pair of antique rugs was woven around the turn of the 20th century. They are a magnificent collector’s piece and a rare find. The brown ground of the rug is rendered in such a way that it reflects the light differently, according to which direction the pile is brushed. This presents as subtle shading that adds interest to the design and a sense of richness and texture.
These brown antique dragon Chinese runner rugs are designed so that each one could stand alone, but they make an even greater impression when used as a pair. This pair lends itself to be used either side by side as a continual piece or to frame a piece of furniture or other element in the room. They are beautiful as a piece of individual art, but because they are a pair, it makes them more versatile as an element of the interior design.
An interesting element of the design is that they can be placed so that three of the dragons face each other, and one turns away. If they are reversed, then three of the dragons are moving away from the others and the fourth one faces towards the center. The spacing of the dragons is also interesting because two of the dragons are placed close to the end and the others closer to the middle. Even though the design of these pieces are simple in that they use a single motif and only tone on tone colors, they are masterfully designed so that they can be used in a number of imaginative design settings. They would go well with traditional, Oriental, or organic design schemes. This pair is a truly rare find.