Beautiful Saffron Yellow Antique Chinese Horse Cover Saddle Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century – This remarkable antique weaving was originally created to serve as a horse saddle – a utility illustrated by the unique format of this piece. Culturally significant compositions, antique horse covers and saddles like this example are prized for their rich and palpable sense of history. This particular example is especially alluring, and is characterized by an unusually vibrant pallet of yellow and purples. Each “face” or side of this antique horse cover features a small yellow field, decorated simply with a single flower. Purple and outlined in pink, this flower contrasts with the yellow of the field, while the entire composition contrasts beautifully with the more muted and reserved borders, which are rendered in dark brown. A beautiful and culturally important work, this antique Chinese saddle rug is an excellent example.