77582 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug with Eclectic Jazz Age Style 08'09 x 11'05. This hand-knotted wool distressed antique Chinese Art Deco style rug features a color blocked plain field and border festooned with gorgeous floral motifs. A large spray of leafy sprigs and stylized florals float in the center of the field, while additional garlands with dragon heads scroll across the corners and ends of the piece. Gentle waves of abrash and variations in wear give the lovely design added visual interest and texture. 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. With its depth of meaning, fine attention to detail, and glorious composition, this stunning antique Chinese Art Deco rug would bring a touch of Jazz Age splendor to any interior.