Magnificent Saffron Yellow Oversize Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This exquisite antique yellow Chinese rug demonstrates a degree of artistry that represents thousands of years of Chinese history and tradition. This spectacular and luxurious rug was created during the roaring 1920’s and would be well suited for an Art Deco themed room, or any other formal setting, provided one has the room for this palatial oversized carpet.
The main design of this breathtaking Oriental rug is set off by a midnight blue main border with an elegant cloud band design. In the tradition of Chinese art, this antique rug incorporates many elements of the natural world, representing the connection between Earth and the heavens.
The floral rug designs in the corners of the ground of the oversize antique Chinese rug use different flowers and colors, but are executed in a way that makes them to be appear to be uniform. This gives the design cohesion, yet adds a unique point of interest as well. A similar carpet design technique or approach was used in the central medallion rug design of this truly remarkable piece. The design incorporates the idea of repetition and uniformity, yet it does so in a way that provides interest everywhere one looks.
Words seem inadequate to describe the beauty and majesty of this amazing artistic example of antique Chinese art. It simply must be experienced to be appreciated. It brings together many classic elements and combines them in a way that adds interest, yet creates harmony and balance within the whole of the home’s interior design. This is a fine example of traditional Chinese art in an authentic carpet from China that deserves a special place where it can be admired for both its historical contribution and beauty.