beautiful carpet from inner Mongolian features an interesting
centre field design composed of a central medallion with a
modified flyfot design symbolizing the sun. On each side of
the medallion are like panels of lotus flowers on a salmon
coloured background. The field is completed by many small
peony flowers in a combined happy wheel and geometric pattern.
More lotus flowers complete the interesting corner designs.
The inner border is classic single key meander. The elegant
outer border has designs from the Eight Ordinary Symbols,
including the lozenge (a symbol of victory), the gold coin
(a symbol of wealth), and the endless knot (a symbol of love
and devotion). These symbols are surrounded by yet more flowers.
Cotton warp and weft, asymmetrical woolen knots in a very
good condition. All vegetable dyed.
Late 19th Century