Antique Chinese Rug 46742
Traditional shou motifs accompany the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism in this awe-inspiring antique Chinese rug, which combines art and symbolism expertly.
Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Drawn in a lavish floral style, this incomparable antique Chinese rug depicts a swirling botanical medallion surrounded by complementary spandrels and dramatic chintz chrysanthemum blossoms placed on naturalistic branches. Luxurious floral motifs that incorporate a gradient assortment of indigo hues are put in stark contrast by the creamy alabaster-colored ground and traditional inner borders, which feature contrasting roundels and reciprocating T-shaped fretwork motifs. Endless knots and decorative shou characters set in roundels punctuate the borders at regular intervals between the powerful conch shell, wheel, lotus blossom and collection of ornaments included in the traditional eight auspicious symbols, which are depicted so beautifully in cultural textiles and art.