Magnificent Oval Navy Blue Background Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – This antique Chinese rug brings the serenity of a beautiful Chinese garden into your home’s interior deign.
Set against a navy blue background, this oval rug features Chinese plants, birds, emblems and structures in an overall field design. Beautifully designed scenes that feature Chinese boats and footbridges grace the main border of this beautiful antique Oriental rug.
This blue background antique Chinese rug uses a unique design that uses diagonal mirroring of the two ends and sides. An imaginary diagonal line, down the middle separates the two almost identical sides. Not only are the two sides mirrored, they are opposite as well. This is a unique feature makes this antique rug particularly interesting. The mostly cream and blue color palette of this antique carpet are inline with the traditional color schemes we expect to see in Chinese art of the period.
The use of negative space offers the patterns enough space so that each design element is highlighted and the overall feel of rug is not busy. The designs depict floral figures in a realistic manner with great attention to detail.
Antique Chinese rugs used symbols as decoration. Each element within the rug has specific cultural significance and meaning. Even the colors used are not random and had a special meaning.
Many of these meanings may have changed according to region and some of them changed over time. This aspect of Chinese weaving means that the rug is not only a beautiful example of textile art, it was also meant to bestow positive wishes of good fortune and luck.
A beautiful piece such as this oval navy blue background antique Chinese rug is often used as a focal point of the room. The lovely blue colors of this Chinese rug are both easy to work with as well as a joy to live with.