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Chinese Ningxia carpet

ref: 6097)

China, 1st half 19th century. The centre medallion is formed by a large Shou character (for longevity), surrounded by a circle of cloud bands and bats on an apricot ground. A beautifully drawn frettered dragon occupies each corner of the otherwise sparsely decorated field. A simple reciprocal key border is enclosed by a meandering lotus flower main border. A very impressive carpet. Wool on a cotton foundation. Very minor repairs, overall excellent condition.


265 cm x 426 cm / 8'9''x 14'