Beautifully loved, antique scenic Chinese rug. Navy ground with caramel border. Low pile, weavers knots and a beautiful crane motif. Condition is fair but this is a great accent piece.
2.10' x 4.9'
In Chinese culture, the crane is venerated as the prince of all feathered creatures and thus has a legendary status. Embodying longevity and peace, it is the second most favored bird symbol after the phoenix. Throughout the imperial times, crane motifs were used on the robes of civil officials to depict their ranks. Because of its ability to fly high and over long distances, its wings were used as an amulet for protection against exhaustion.