12’ 10” x 15’ 8" A beautiful Chinese Peking (Ningxia) oversize rug from the mid to late 1800s. The rug has a very unique and beautiful pale yellow color with an open design. The design in the field consists of a large medallion with lion dogs surrounded by cloud wreaths. Ningxia is a ‘wool town’ in north-central China, bordering Gansu and Inner Mongolia. Carpets have been made there since at least the early 17th century for local sale and for use in mandarin and aristocratic houses in China proper.
- Dimensions: 12’ 10” x 15’ 8"
- Date of Manufacture: 3d Quarter of the 1800s
- Place of Origin: China
- Material: Wool pile on a cotton foundation with natural vegetable dyes
- Condition: Wear consistent with age and use