Antique Ningxia Chinese Pillar Rug 2’6” X 8’0” #8181


Age: late 19th century

Size: 2’6” X 8’0”


This late 19th century Ningxia Chinese pillar rug in a dragon motif measures 2’6” X 8’0”. The bottom of the rug has the wave design capped by the sacred mountain. A blue winding dragon with a big wide tail and open mouth spewing smoke from its nose winds 2/3rds of the way up the rug through various Buddhist iconographies. The top of the rug contains a full face on devil head with horns. It has a minor border of pearl motif on a dark blue ground, then there is a Greek key border, then all is surrounded with a solid blue border. There is a single spot with knots eaten out easily repairable if you have the wool or otherwise the rug would need to go to Turkey if you’d like to have that spot repaired. The top of the rug has two color changes in the yellow that were most likely dye lot changes. The rug is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance of $75.00.