Ningxia Carpet from the 19th Century is a must see in our Wednesday Wishlist.
On today’s Wednesday Wishlist, we have an ethereal 19th Century Chinese Carpet from Ningxia. Because of their fine attention to detail and incredible techniques, Ningxia rugs are one of the most sought after antique carpet. The rug is woven in a field of dark blue, a deep color already eye catching in itself. The black borders are woven with 8 dragons guarding the middle of the rug. In the center is a large medallion and the ninth dragon, circling in his home.
This fantastic rug is a powerful symbolic work of art with beautiful mythological creatures. Clean lines, and a formal composition creates a grand rug for your home. The creatures face shimmering pearls and play off the Chinese myth of the 9 dragons. This is a carefully created carpet that embodies centuries of culture, legends, and traditions and perfectly embodies the open and balanced designs of Ningxia rugs.
A close up of the middle medallion where the largest dragon faces the viewer. Stunning and magnificent, the dragon guards the pearl behind his hooked claws. The dark black used for this rug is deep and adds layers to the design. The dragon in ivory seems to pop out, daring viewers to look closer.