Beautiful Early 19th Century Antique Chinese Ningxia Shabby Chic Rug, Country Of Origin: China, Circa Date: 19th century – Ningxia rugs feature iconic Chinese designs that have been popular since the early 18th century. They are a timeless class that is still popular today. This rug was created in the early 19th century and is a beautiful representation of Chinese artwork.
The designs of Ningxia rugs are not only beautiful, but they represent thousands of years of Chinese tradition. The colors and symbols used in the rugs all have special meanings or tell a story. This one features blue and white, with blue being the color of water and sky. The dragons in the center are water dragons and represent healing and peace. They are also warriors and protect the people. Two dragons swirl around the symbol in the center, which could represent the mark of a family, region, or other entity. The dragons offer their protection and good fortune.
Another feature of note is the use of the color red in the “key” border. Red is the color of good luck and fortune, which in this case, is also surrounding the symbol in the center. Chinese artwork often features a representation of the earth, sky, and its connection. In this case, floral elements represent the element of earth and the predominantly blue border on the outer edge represents the heavens.
Ningxia rugs are considered some of the most important from a cultural standpoint. They are beautiful, but there is much more to appreciate in them. This rug is Shabby Chic and will add a formal element that is also a little more subdued. It adds softness visually and underfoot. If your style is Asian-themed, then this rug will help complete the look. It would also make an excellent addition to a Chinoiserie or Art Deco-styled room. You can find out about this, and any other rug in our collection by contacting our team of rug specialists.