Small Antique Oriental Foo Dog Chinese Rug 49109
Size: 2 ft 6 in x 5 ft 10 in (0.76 m x 1.78 m)Print
Beautiful Oriental Small Size Small Antique Foo Dog Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rugs, Circa Date: 1920 – – This intriguing and entrancing foo dog design antique Chinese rug, vividly depicts the combination of traditional Chinese art with art deco design influences. This antique Oriental rug beautifully marries old and new, creating a stunningly deep and well-thought-out display.
This small size rug clearly and specifically renders classical Chinese philosophy. This oriental foo dog Chinese rug is largely symmetrical and has repeating symbols, flowers, and dragons. The only image that does not repeat elsewhere is the large orange and blue sun in the exact center of this beautiful antique rug. This sun-figure dominates this small antique foo dog Chinese rug and draws the curious eye in for a closer look — revealing that at the heart of this perfectly balanced landscape is a taijitu (more widely known as “yin and yang”).
The yin and yang present within the middle of this gorgeous rug only further ties in with the art deco simplicity of this design. The basic tenets of Taoist philosophy ask adherents to live balanced and simple lives for the betterment of the universe as a whole. Because art deco is intentionally simplistic and well-ordered, it is perhaps one of the artistic styles best equipped to convey Taoist beliefs. Moreover, Taoists believe that Tao exists at the very core of all things and thus the taijitu being in the exact center of this captivating rug illustrates Taoist beliefs even more so.
Therefore, this stunning antique oriental foo dog Chinese rug both beautifully and boldly depicts what a Taoist might thing a perfect world or even universe would look like.