21679 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug with Eclectic Jazz Age Style 06'01 x 08'09. This hand knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug features a subtle all-over botanical pattern spread across an indigo field enclosed by an ornate dragon border. The style displays a distinct European influence, while employing more traditional floral motifs with a Chinese sensibility. Lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, butterflies, and intricate floral motifs blossoming in a swirl of tantalizing vinery elegantly spread across the composition, creating a sense of splendor and vitality than cannot be contained. Peonies are one of the most treasured symbols throughout Chinese art and design; the flower is seen to represent unparalleled beauty and honor, while chrysanthemums represent long life. Butterflies are thought to represent happiness. It is enclosed with an arabesque scrollwork border adorned with meandering dragons. Seen as possessing unrivaled power, strength, and nobility, the dragon, known in Mandarin Chinese as “Kuilong,” is amongst the most beloved symbols in Chinese culture. The mythical beast was once thought to have the power to control the elements and climactic changes such as floods, drought, rain, thunder and lightning. As the serpentine dragons are seen to reside in the heavens, several Ruyi clouds and ribbon-like cloud bands are scattered throughout the composition. Dragons are often depicted as chasing after luminous flaming pearls, which are thought to represent wisdom and enlightenment. The expert use of shading gives a great deal of dimension and a naturalistic appearance to the fantastic motifs, creating a truly outstanding design with undeniable beauty. With its depth of meaning, lush color palette, and well-harmonized composition, this lavish Chinese Art Deco rug would be a truly stunning addition to any interior. Rendered in variegated shades of navy blue, camel, royal blue, brown, rust, red, green, tan, sand, gray, and orange with other accent colors. Perfect for a living room, bedroom, dining room, drawing room, private library, great room, wine cellar, executive suite, conservatory, state room, royal suite, hotel lobby, music room, golf locker room, billiards room, clubhouse, home office, master retreat, private Chambers, studio, study, loft, lounge, music room, entertainment parlor, trophy room, sunroom, den, mudroom, or sitting room. Iconic in its styling, this antique Chinese Baotou rug would be well-suited for a wide range of interior styles, including Traditional, Transitional, Eclectic, Modern, Neoclassical, Georgian, Regency, Empire, Victorian, Arts & Crafts, Craftsman, Aesthetic Movement, Edwardian, Jazz Age, Art Deco, Hollywood Regency, Mid-Century Modern, English Country, French Provincial, Bohemian, Boho Chic, Chinoiserie, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Japanese, Ming, Qing and Republic Period. Desirable Age Wear. Abrash. Hand-knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 06'01 x 08'09.