This antique Chinese Ningxia carpet was woven in the last quarter 19th century and features a striking all over elaborate interconnected vinery with blossoming flowers and floating multicolored butterflies. The main border shares a similar spirit from the field design with the use of soft earthy colors and cloudband design motifs and a beautiful array of lotus flowers with symbolic meanings including happiness. The slight distressing to the wool pile adds to the overall beauty of this piece. Great room size rug for any interior.
Age: Circa 1875-1900
Dimensions:8'10 x 11'10
Condition: Good condition considering age with even pile height across. Original selvages intact. Fully secured sides and ends.
Color Palette: 6 colors including turquoise blue, caramel tan, cobalt, and ivory
Composition: 100% wool on cotton foundation