Four butterflies flit around a circular floral wreath and central star medallion. The arabesque corners are centered on paeony palmettes.Additional tree paeony sprays flank the medallion and still further paeonies anchor the corners of the border.
The border style is derived from 18th century Ningxia rugs.The field is a very pleasant medium blue and details are executed in navy. Among other accent tones are medium brown ( corroded ),ivory,beige and peach.There is gentle pile carving to accentuate the design.
The foundation is all cotton,and the asymmetric knots are of medium density.The condition is very good with corrosion in the medium brown.This is a classic blue and white Peking rug with solid historical design references.This rug has been cleaned professionally.For further information please email us or call us at 212-268-5876.
Antique Peking Chinese , Oriental Rug , Northeast China circa 1900 , 4.9 x 3