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Lot 6001

Antique Chinese Ningxia Dragon Design Pillar Rug 6 ft 7 in x 2 ft 3 in (2.01 m x 0.69 m)

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

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Vibrant Antique Chinese Ningxia Dragon Pillar Rug, Country of Origin: China, late 19th century.

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Ningxia is one of the oldest and most ancient rug weaving traditions in China. These magnificent antique Chinese rugs have been popular since the 18th century, and they continue to make their way into modern decor. This one features ancient symbolism and charming dragons against a red sky. This was more than likely an antique Chinese pillar rug and dates from the 19th century.

Antique Chinese Ningxia rugs often showing next year now cultural elements. They include Chinese calligraphy, Greek-key geometric borders, and sweeping Chinese style Dragons and cloud band design motifs. This magnificent area rug from China has several key symbols that make it stand out.

The blue dragon, in Chinese astrology symbolizes strength. The blue dragon is the guardian of one of the four regions of Chinese cosmology. It is prominent throughout the legends and myths of China. The blue dragon is said to control the movement of the stars and symbolize spring. It is also one of the animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac.

The red background of the dragon Ningxia rug is also significant because red symbolizes joy, luck, and happiness. It is a color that is believed to ward off evil, represents fire, and is a symbol of good fortune and abundance. The bands of clouds represent the heavenly realms. In this Chines dragon design pillar rug the blue dragons guard the heavenly realm.

This rug features a classic Chinese design and represent an important element of Chinese mythology. It would be perfect for your Asia themed room as a long wall hanging Tapestry or runner rug. It is beautiful carpet from a time when the antique rugs from Ningxia were popular throughout the world. This Chinese rug features a classic design and is perfect for any area of the room where you need a statement piece. The beautiful colors and motifs of this rug make it stand out as a piece of artwork and as a piece of history. It would make the perfect addition to your collection or any room of the home


Lot # 6001 is in a very good condition. The pile is full and even . The ends and sides are original and complete. There is no dryness in the foundation. This rug is clean and floor ready. . Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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