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This Ningxia Chinese Oriental rug measures 6’3” X 9’2”. It has 9 five toed dragons in blue on an orange gold ground. Sacred mountain meditation points quarter the rug and are in  ...
This Ningxia Chinese Oriental rug measures 6’3” x 9’2”. It has 9 five toed dragons in blue on an orange gold ground. Sacred mountain meditation points quarter the rug and are in every corner, for a total of eight. The minor border consists of blue waves encompassed by a a second minor border with various colored cartouches with various cloud motifs all enclosed with a major border in the wave motif. The color palette consists of three shades of blue, to shades of green, silver, orange, and a very pale aubergine. At the top of the rug is a blue cartouche consisting of three Chinese characters which say ‘Pavilion of Infinite Light’ which refers to a room in the Golden Pavilion in Yellow Monastery in the Forbidden City which was built to hold the remains of the sixth Panchen Erdeni who died on the second day of the 11th month of the 45th year of the reign of Emperor Qianlong which relates to the year 1780.And according to the inscription on the rug, there is no reason not to believe that this rug originally came from the Pavilion of Infinite Light (this relates in Western architecture to a man’s den where he’d keep his books and favorite things) in the Golden Pagoda (built to hold his remains) in the Yellow Monastery which was built to house the 5th Dali Lama. This rug is full pile, the ends and sides are complete, it is clean and ready to go. The buyer pays the shipping with insurance. http://www.antiqueorientalrugs.com/ningxia.htm