Rugs from China and rug design trends during the 1920s and 1930's owe to appeasing Western rugs and arts market needs. Chinese deco rugs ignited an industry wide revolution in the visual design styles of oriental carpets and rugs. This change occurred in the early 20th century to accommodate western tastes of the time. The center medallion design motif features a human headed dragon shape. The open field corner quadrants are symmetrically balanced with white, blue and light brown human headed dragons. The guard border features alternating palmette symbols that contrast with the interlocking line pattern of the main border. The abrash worn, gold chroma scale backdrop of this oriental carpet features numerous cloud shapes. The lowest tier portion of this Chinese rug is decorated with abstract land symbols and a central blue monolith.