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Chinese Pao Tao Peking Rug w/ Deer and Crane

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1336846
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Antique Chinese Pao Tao Peking rug, hand-woven in unusual purple and grey coloration, accented by splashes of bright blue, with a nature scene of a deer beside a flowing river, arching his neck up towards a crane flying overhead. Over the crane hangs the branch of a pine tree with lingzhi mushrooms growing on the trunk. This auspicious imagery of a deer, crane, and pine tree together represents flourishing greens under heaven and on earth and is thought to bring longevity. 19th century Size: 31" x 60"