Beautiful Midnight Blue Background Small Size Antique Peking Foo Dog Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rugs Type: Antique Rugs From China, Circa Date: Turn Of The 20th Century – This intriguing and entrancing foo dog design antique Chinese rug, vividly depicts the combination of traditional Chinese art with a touch of art deco design influences. This antique Oriental rug beautifully marries old and new, creating a stunningly deep and well thought-out display.
This small size rug clearly and specifically renders classical Chinese philosophy. This small scatter size oriental foo dog Chinese rug is largely symmetrical and has repeating symbols, flowers, and dragons. The only image that does not repeat elsewhere is the large foo dog design emblem that is floating in the exact center of this beautiful antique rug. This figures of frolicking foo dogs dominates this small antique rug from China and draws the curious eye in for a closer look — revealing that the two foo dogs at the heart of this perfectly balanced landscape are creating a play on the iconic taijitu design (more widely known as “yin and yang”).
The yin and yang feel in the center of this gorgeous small Peking antique foo dog Chinese rug serve to further the ties with the Chinese art deco simplicity of this design. The basic tenets of Taoist philosophy ask adherents to live balanced and simple lives for the betterment of the universe as a whole. Because art deco is intentionally simplistic and well ordered, it is perhaps one of the artistic styles best equipped to convey Taoist beliefs. Moreover, Taoists believe that Tao exists at the very core of all things and thus the taijitu being in the exact center of this captivating rug illustrates Taoist beliefs even more so.
Therefore, this stunning small size antique blue background Foo Dog Chinese Peking rug both beautifully and boldly depicts what a Taoist might think a perfect world or even universe would look like.