Red Background Ningxhia Antique Chinese Rug 43024


Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.4 m x 2.01 m)
Origin: China

Exemplifying eastern design traditions, this 19th century carpet from Ningshia features a dimensional pinyin wan border and a bold red field decorated with sparse roundels and a traditional medallion.

Rare Ningxhia Red Background Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 1900 – A classic Chinese design unfurls with graceful simplicity on this stunning antique Ningxhia rug. An approximately circular medallion with stepped contour and cruciform filler ornament floats at the center of a fiery ‘Chinese red’ field, surround by clusters of openwork floral whorls. An inner border of diamond lattice rosettes is surrounded in turn by a running meander pattern rendered in three-dimensional ‘trompe l’oeil’ technique. Guard stripes and an outer zone of navy add further structure to the framing border system. While antique Chinese carpets are generally known for their soft, restrained coloration, the palette here reminds us of the importance of color in classic Chinese design.

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