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beijing antique rug
beijing antique rug

beijing antique rug

S/N:B0195
circa:180years
2.47 by 3.23 m (97in.X 127in.)
Paraphrasing of the Dermatoglyphic Pattern:
Dragon pattern
Peony
Brocade dermatoglyphic pattern(Ruyi grass)
卐“Wan”dermatoglyphic pattern
“shou” character in Chinese (longevity in English ) dermatoglyphic pattern


Beijing antique rug, it was made in the later period of Qing Dynasty. this rug was used by noble for congratulations on birthday.
in the centre ground, the pattern is abstract dragon viens and peony viens. the pattern of side is longevity pattern.
the dragon: there are four fairy-tale animals i old legends of China including dragon, phoenix, kylin and tortoise. these four fairy animals possess extraordinary power and they ar the ideal lucky symbol among the people. the dragon is the first among four fairy-tale aminals being good at changing.the dragon possesses sovereign position in the legend. so it was symbol of imperial power and the emperor is called "dragon, son of heaven". So the drgon veins could be only used in imperial court and temples during politics and religion combined terms.
longevity pattern veins: come from the Chinese calligraphy. there are nine longevity patterns veins in the side and five longevity pattern veins in the bottom. in Chinese traditional culture, stateliness symbol of imperial power also was called " NINE & FIVE'S SOVEREIGN POSITION "
peony viens: means riches and honour.
there are eight dragon viens and ten peony viens in the rug, it was used congratulations on birthday of 80 years for the royal family. In China, the eighty years is the formest birthday celebration.



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