Early 18th Century Antique Chinese Ningxia Rug 50458
Antique Chinese Ningxia Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 18th Century– This Ningxia rug from the 18th century maintains the austerity typical of the style with muted colors and a strong sense of balance, while the cloud motifs lend it an air of the whimsical. The mellow color scheme with touches of blue and brown is typical of this style of rug. Ningxia has one of the oldest rug making traditions in all of China due to the high quality, silky wool available in the region. The craftsmen of Ningxia were long considered some of the best in all of China, so much so that Emperor Kangxi paid them a visit to admire their work.