Antique Chinese Baotou Indigo Rug

This handsome antique rug was handmade in Baotou in north central China. The expert use of indigo in this carpet is noteworthy, as the craftsman is able to expertly incorporate several shades of blue.

The rug has numerous interesting design elements starting with the medallion in the middle. It is then surrounded by several borders including a pearl border and a T-shape meander border. The outside border has a joined swastika, or yungdrung lagdel, design and two small medallions. Perhaps the most beautiful part of this rug are the various orange flowers and fruit whose color perfectly complement the blue indigo.

Age: Early 1900's
Size: 66 x 132 cm (26" x 52")
Condition: Good, consistent with age


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