78450 Antique Chinese Ningxia Bench Runner Meditation Mat, 02'01 x 25'08.
With its incredible detail and texture, this hand knotted wool antique Chinese Ningxia bench runner is a captivating vision of woven beauty. The traditional Chinese style and symbolic colorway woven into this piece work together creating a truly unique look. This Chinese bench runner features thirteen medation squares and most likely was used to cover benches in a Chinese monastery. This is one single piece; however, they are often cut into individual squares and used as meditation mats. Each square depicts an open medallion while iconic fretwork patterns form the corner spandrels. It is enclosed with a Greek T-meander border. Aside from the rich cultural symbolism, this piece is beautifully rendered in a marvelous color palette.
Whether placed on the floor or hung on the wall as artwork, this antique Chinese textile is perfect for a hallway, long entry or foyer, corridor, home office, study, studio, den, bedroom, living room, dining room, home library, mudroom, gameroom, billiards room, and even a hotel lobby. Iconic in its styling, this piece is well-suited for a wide range of interior styles, including Art Deco, Jazz Age, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Empire, Midcentury Modern, Chinoiserie, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Japanese, Ming, Qing and Republic Period.
- Rendered in variegated shades of rust, blue, terra cotta, cerulean, brick red, navy blue, sky blue, brown, gold, and beige with other accent colors.
- Hand knotted wool.
- Made in China.
- Measures: 02'01 x 25'08.
- Date: Early 20th Century.