Antique Chinese Rug 45794
Spiraling clouds, scrolling ruyi motifs and vibrant sunrays accompany the symbolic scaled serpent that decorates this elegant antique Chinese dragon carpet.
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.