Rare and Collectible Antique Blue Chinese Zodiac Rug, Country Of Origin: China, Circa Date: 1900 – Produced in breathtaking azure that has been paired with ivory, this antique Chinese rug depicts the familiar animals symbols of the Chinese zodiac. A bold border welcomes the eye to the whimsical focal animal design motifs that are prominently featured throughout the field of this antique carpet from China. The renditions of the creatures are present in the foreground and woven in a delicate alabaster with eggshell accents to present the details in the scales of the proud dragon and in the mane of the steadfast stallion. Hints of charcoal can be seen in the body of the bull and the stripes of the tiger design. Twirling scrolls add interest and depth to the luxurious carpet and the animals contribute to the overall textile art level of this carpet.