91) Ningxia rug with dragon roundels

91) Ningxia rug with dragon roundels


Indicative of the Ningxia aesthetic, this rare and early piece makes it's visual statement through the use of subtle color differential and an almost obsessive balance between movement and stasis in its composition.

  • Condition - Commensurate with age. Low pile with areas of foundation showing. Mostly original. The top border has been rewoven and there are some repairs in the brown outer border. Fringes are redone.
  • Size- 7' x 2'8"
  • Age- early 18th century
  • Technical information - Wool pile. Cotton warps and wool wefts. Asymmetrically knotted.


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