Antique Silk Dragon Chinese Rug 48977
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
10 ft 10 in (3.3 m)
Beautiful and Rare Antique Silk Dragon Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Chinese Rug, Circa date: Late 19th Century – Like many other breathtaking Chinese pieces, this elegant silk rug uses powerful colors against neutral backgrounds to highlight details and forms. Here, an elegantly arching dragon draws the viewer’s attention to the core of this antique Chinese rug, where the dragon’s bright red resplendence stands out against the murky darkness of the backdrop. Several red clouds surround the dragon, signifying its ascent into the sky. Around the antique rug is a rigid border that stands in thematic contrast to the freely flowing elements within, helping add character to the scene, as if the imagery was captured from a still of life.