77231 Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug with Jazz Age Chinoiserie Style 08'09 x 11'06. This hand knotted wool antique Chinese Art Deco rug features a color-blocked field and border scheme festooned with large, glorious sprays of flowers and graceful butterflies. 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 ensemble of the four flowers is used to represent 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 flowers, the flower of winter, represent fortitude and resilience, since the long-lived tree blooms brightly during the cold of winter. A flowering vase appears in the lower left corner of the field, which typically represents eternal harmony, while the butterflies scattered throughout are seen to symbolize happiness and longevity. The lavish, sumptuous color palette emanates a sense of exuberance and luxury. With its depth of meaning, gorgeous hues, and intricate detailing, this antique Chinese Art Deco rug would bring a touch of Jazz Age splendor to any space. Perfect for layering with silk, fur, velvet and pairing with Lucite, chrome, marble, high-shine and lacquered surfaces, mirrored objects, ornate Art Deco filigree furniture, crystal chandeliers, Canton style jars, and Louis IV chairs. Rendered in variegated shades of indigo, royal blue, true blue, sapphire, navy blue, mulberry, eggplant, purple, lavender, plum, mauve, peach, salmon, gold, ocher, saffron, sky blue, rose, pink, pistachio, olive, beige, ivory, red, and gray with other accent colors. Perfect for a living room, bedroom, dining room, family room, den, private Chambers, front room, study, studio, home office, library, formal sitting room, or lounge area. Well-suited for a wide range of interior styles: Traditional, Transitional, Eclectic, Modern, Contemporary, Neoclassical, Georgian, Empire, Regency, Victorian, Aesthetic Movement, Edwardian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Jazz Age, Pre-War, Mid-Century Modern, Hollywood Regency, Tropical, Bohemian, boho chic, chinoiserie, Chinese Export, Asian Antique, Asian Modern, Japanese, Qing and Ming. Abrash. Hand knotted wool. Made in China. Measures: 08'09 x 11'06.