19th Century Chinese Indigo Blue Handwoven Wool Rug BB7126 11'0" × 11'3" $35,000
A mid 19th century Chinese antique rug, the oatmeal field with a spacious overall indigo blue design of delicate vinery and lotus blossoms around a central roundel with dragons and key pattern motifs within a narrow blue lotus vinery border.
Although there are many fabulous village and tribal weaving pieces in smaller dimensions which constitute the essence of vintage area rug craftsmanship, nothing compares to the unmatched glory of Chinese area rugs. These marvelous, large carpets were usually made in famous eastern weaving centers, such as Persian Tabriz, Malayer, Meshad, Khorassan, Sultanabad, Heriz and Kerman, Turkish Oushak and Sivas, Indian Agra and Amritsar, or in eastern and central Europe, including creations from Bessarabia, as well as French Aubusson, Savonnerie or English Axminster and Wilton. Each and every antique area rug is distinguished by exquisite quality and irresistible charm of grand and intricate designs.
19th Century Chinese Indigo Blue Handwoven Wool Rug BB7126