Antique 18th Century Chinese Ningxia Rug 48886
Antique 18th Century Chinese Ningxia Rug 48886, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Chinese Rugs, Circa Date: Late 18th Century – True to the traditional style of many other Chinese rugs, this Ningxia masterpiece uses two primary colors to stand against each other and make the contrasting motifs even better defined. This results in an almost pottery-like effect, which brings the viewer’s attention to the negative space as well as the positive space. A thin border surrounds the antique rug’s center, and the pale yellow space within is framed perfectly between two blue lines to establish clear grounding. At the heart of the rug four horses are arranged around a circular configuration, their placement establishing a powerful degree of symmetry on each of the rug’s sides.