This antique Ningxia measuring 4’1” X
7’2” (124 x 219 cm) has 5 - five toed dragons on a silk ground with metal.
The design has blue and white checked dragons on a peachy colored field. The
rug has a wave border in rust, peach, blue, green and ivory. This is an
imperial production rug with a room placement cartouche at the top of the
rug. The characters in the cartouche
indicate that the rug was a spare/back for the
Palace of Great Benevolence, a palace in the Forbidden City which was built
in the reign of Emperor Yong Le of the Ming Dynasty. The palace was used as
a residence for concubines in both the Ming and Qing dynasty. Qing dynasty
Emperor Kang Xi was born at the palace in 1654. The rug is full pile. The
ends and sides are complete. The
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