Antique Chinese Rug 45794,Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 1900 – This beautifully composed antique Chinese dragon rug created circa 1900 features a traditional composition with scrolling ruyi clouds and symbolic details set over a saturated saffron-yellow field. The vibrant field showcases a directional composition with suspended ruyi cloud motifs and exquisite poly-chromatic sunrays that add depth and perspective to the two-dimensional drawings. The serpentine dragon winds across the edges of the field as it protects the sacred flaming pearl, a symbolic representation of life and wisdom. The beautifully detailed dragon features intricate talons, contrasting scales, a flaming mane and deeply serrated tail. Clear white outlines define the edges of the spiraling ruyi clouds and symbolic motifs that punctuate the saturated yellow field.