An exquisite 19th century crane bird landscape floral rug from China, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Chinese Rug, Circa date: Mid-19th Century – The Chinese crane design holds a special place in Chinese culture. It is known as the bird of happiness and represents longevity and peace. This extraordinary mid 19th century antique Chinese rug pays tribute to this honored mythological creature in this beautiful pictorial night time landscape.
This antique rug from China features a white crane stands on a rock while a cloud covered moon peaks through the nighttime sky. A bonsai tree extends its branches over the water in this beautiful garden scene. The rug artist chose colors that make the elements of the picture appear to be bathed in the moonlight. The pictorial rug design elements use a high level of detail, and techniques that make the scene appear to be realistic.
The borders of the antique 19th century Crane bird landscape Chinese carpet pick up the colors throughout the scene and balance well with the other elements of the design. The borders of the beautiful antique Chinese rug give the appearance of an ornate frame surrounding the main subject matter. They serve as supporting material, rather than standing out on their own.
This floral design rug is an exquisite example of Chinese pictorial artwork that would work well displayed in a way that makes it the central focal point of the room. This antique rug will undoubtedly add a sense of scale due to its overall size and the size of the elements in the picture. All of the elements of this blue background antique Oriental rug from China come together to create an exquisite example of Chinese art work that has a formal feel, yet which features a subject matter reminiscent of the beauty of the natural world.