Antique Chinese Rug
Antique Chinese Rug Description:
This turn of the century antique Chinese rug features an intricate all-over design of vine-like abstractions in light and inky blue, and stylized chrysanthemums in beige against a neutral field. The blue border of the antique carpet contains repeating swastika patterns, a common staple of antique Chinese rugs. There is evidence that decorative Oriental rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. Mostly in blues and beiges, with classical symbols of longevity, elaborate lotus blossoms, chrysanthemums and birds, these antique rugs are frequently visible in paintings from as early as the Tang Period. For the most part, designs of antique Chinese rugs are as indigenous as those of antique Chinese porcelains and silk textiles, featuring the repeating simple design devices of swastikas and fretwork. Unlike Persian rugs, Chinese rugs are not generally associated with local rug production areas.