Chinese Rug, China, Circa 1920 – An eye-catching border of wavy horizontal stripes in alternating shades of brown and blue surrounds this stunning and classic Chinese rug. This antique rug features a beautiful pagoda design, one of the most widely-used in Chinese art. The pagoda itself is an important part of Chinese history and culture, utilizing Buddhist elements as the basis for its architecture. In this rug, the pagoda is nestled in a beautiful scene filled with trees, rolling hills and temples. A cat statue in the lower right of this scene symbolizes good luck. Golden hills in the background bring a touch of lightness to this image, while the playful elements of the era present in this piece mix elegantly with a design that speaks distinctly of Asian art.