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Beautiful Antique Chinese Scenic Rug 47677 Nazmiyal
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Beautiful Scenic Antique Chinese Rug 47677

Size: 3 ft x 5 ft 4 in (0.91 m x 1.63 m)
Origin: China

This charming rug features a traditional Chinese scene, but is distinct for its utilization of sumptuous colors.

Antique Scenic Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: Turn of the 20th Century – Here is a sublimely beautiful, traditional antique Oriental rug – an antique Chinese piece, featuring a splendid scenic composition. This antique Chinese rug is especially remarkable for its gorgeous coloration – for while the general composition is traditional among Chinese rugs, pieces such as this are generally characterized by a sort of mono-chromatism, wherein the animals are generally colored in either a shade of blue similar to that found in the border, or in otherwise paler tones more consistent with the background color of the field. This piece is rather different, featuring a gorgeously colored scene in which a dappled deer, with a a beautiful brown and white coat, stares off wistfully; meanwhile, an absolutely splendid bird perches elegantly atop a bush, neck fully extended toward the high lives of a knotty tree. Animals carry a great deal of cultural symbolism in China, and, subsequently, the appearance and arrangement of animals in a Chinese carpet is important. The auspicious bird and deer carry with them a grace and tranquility, as well as a powerful cunning and intelligence. Traditional and unique at the same time, this antique Chinese rug is a delightful work.

A beautiful antique Chinese rug featuring a vibrant animal composition, which dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Nestled inside a traditional floral border, a sweet faun looks back at a playful crane, who seems to dance above her on a bulbous cloud, his neck extending towards the sky. A peaceful, zig-zagging landscape sprawls behind the creatures, punctuated by a tall, sturdy tree and a collection of rounded boulders. Woven in warm browns, rich blues, and ivory, this delightful carpet is a wonderful example of Chinese handcraft.

More than just pleasing to the eye, the scene depicted on this antique rug is ripe with symbolism: In the Chinese tradition, animals are used to represent many different human aspirations, and the creatures in this stunning scene are no exception: The Chinese word for deer, lu, also translates as the Chinese word for income; When combined with their reputation as an animal capable of great endurance, it is not surprising that in Chinese folklore, the inclusion of a deer has come to represent a long and prosperous life.

Similarly, cranes are said to symbolize determination and longevity — black cranes in particular, as opposed to the three other common folkloric crane colors (white, yellow, and blue), are believed to be capable of living up to six-hundred years. When depicted with clouds, cranes additionally become symbols of wisdom and nobility — this gorgeous antique rug is sure to bring an auspicious future to anyone lucky enough to display it in their home!

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