53874 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug, 07'06 x 10'08.
Chinese Art Deco rugs originated in China during the 1920s and 1930s, reflecting the bold geometric patterns, vibrant colors, and luxurious materials characteristic of the Art Deco movement. These rugs feature stylized motifs such as geometric shapes, florals, and traditional Chinese symbols in a modern, streamlined aesthetic, often showcasing rich jewel tones like deep blues and emerald greens. Highly sought after during the Art Deco era, they remain prized today for their blend of Eastern craftsmanship and Western design influences, with antique versions serving as valuable collector's items and contemporary reproductions continuing to captivate the rug market.
Witness this splendidly hand-knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug, crafted with threads imbued in the enigmatic aura of Chinese mythology. Within its complex design lies a whispered narrative of enchantment—a subtle allover pattern, reminiscent of ancient gardens, unfurls upon an indigo canvas, safeguarded by the sinuous coils of ornamental dragons in the main border. While bearing traces of European influence, its core essence remains immersed in the intricate sensibilities of Chinese tradition, where lotuses, peonies, chrysanthemums, and butterflies pirouette amidst captivating foliage, conjuring a realm of limitless grandeur and vigor. Within this verdant tableau, peonies, revered emblems of peerless beauty and reverence, entwine with chrysanthemums embodying enduring longevity, while butterflies flit in jubilant revelry. Framed by an arabesque border, where dragons roam amidst winding scrolls, this antique Chinese Art Deco rug encapsulates the very heart of Chinese mythology.
In the domain of Chinese folklore, the dragon, dubbed "Kuilong" in Mandarin, reigns supreme, embodying unparalleled potency, vigor, and nobility. Once believed to command natural forces and celestial phenomena, these serpentine creatures soar amidst Ruyi clouds and sinuous ribbons, their pursuit of radiant pearls symbolizing the quest for sagacity and enlightenment. Through meticulous shading, the dragons and floral motifs burst forth with vitality, infusing this antique Chinese rug with a mesmerizing realism that transcends mere fibers and knots. With each intricately woven pattern, this masterpiece unfurls a saga of ancient lore and timeless sagacity, beckoning the observer into a realm where beauty, symbolism, and craftsmanship coalesce in harmonious opulence. With its lush spectrum, profound allegories, and skilled craftsmanship, this lavish Chinese Art Deco rug stands as a monument to the enduring allure of myth and fable, destined to captivate any interior with its ageless grace.
- Hand knotted wool.
- Made in China.
- Measures: 07'06 x 10'08.
- Date: 1920s. Early 20th Century.
- This has a matching piece: 6 x 9 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug 21679.