Beautiful Antique Dragon Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa date: Early 1900’s – This magnificent antique Chinese rug is so obviously steeped in tradition. This fetching antique rug is primarily characterized by its treatment of traditional Chinese elements of design, which includes dragons, clouds, and a comely pagoda. The dragon is particularly noteworthy, for it is the most desirable type of Chinese dragon that may be incorporated into a carpet: the five-clawed Imperial Dragon. Staring out from the field of the carpet with an expression that is simultaneously wise and intimidating, this beautiful, blue Imperial Dragon dominates the action of the composition. Placed in an auspicious location atop the stylized pagoda – also rendered in blue – this dragon is clearly representative of the traditional Chinese mythological traditions that are so articulately woven into this antique Oriental rug. Traditional and beautifully, rendered, this is an exemplary and beautiful antique dragon Chinese rug.