78245 Distressed Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug 05'11 x 08'05. This hand knotted wool distressed antique Chinese Art Deco rug features a color-blocked field and border scheme festooned with glorious sprays of flowers. Taking center stage in the middle of the open pink colored field are three flowering vases. Lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms elegantly spread across the composition, breaking across the borders and field, creating a sense of splendor and vitality than cannot be contained. The colorful, intricate floral motifs showcase lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and plum flowers blossoming in a swirl of tantalizing vinery.
This ensemble of flowers, when appearing together, represents the Four Seasons, while each of the flowers carries its own meaning in Chinese culture. The lotus, the flower of summer, symbolizes purity and perfection, since its clean vibrant blooms emerge from the mud of swamps and marshes. Peonies, the flower of spring, represent unparalleled beauty and honor; they have long been regarded as a symbol of wealth. Chrysanthemums, the flower of autumn, are associated with long life and a golden retirement; the dried petals of the flower immersed in wine were once thought to bring longevity to those who drank it. Plum blossoms, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. Two wonderful landscape scenes of pagodas, trees, and a floral vase, flank either end of the field. These tranquil scenes reflect the Chinese belief that harmony with nature leads to spiritual satisfaction.
Perfect for a great room, wine cellar, executive suite, conservatory, state room, royal suite, hotel lobby, music room, living room, dining room, drawing room, private library, billiards room, clubhouse, large home office, master retreat, private Chambers, studio, study, loft, lounge, entertainment parlor, trophy room, large bedroom, or formal sitting room. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Rustic, Artisan, Art Deco, Asian Modern, Qing, Ming, chinoiserie, Chinese Export, Asian Antique, Japanese, Regency, Contemporary, Traditional, Eclectic, Modern, Manor House, Mid-Century Modern, and Jazz Age.
- Rendered in variegated shades of rose, tan, navy blue, dark pink, cerulean, taupe, sand, blush, sand, and indigo with other accent colors.
- Desirable Age Wear.
- Hand-knotted wool.
- Made in China.
- Measures: 05'11 x 08'05.