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Antique Bao Tao (Pao Tao, Baotou) rug with 7 dragon medallions, circa 1910

Code: BTU01A

Size: 132x198cm

Size (ft): 4'4"x6'6"

Structure: wool pile, cotton warps and cotton wefts.

Description: This antique Bao Tao sitting rug with the shades of dark and light blue is from Mongolian steps. 7 dragon foliate medallions in the central field with the endless knot motifs at the corners. The border contains cloudband and other taostic/buddhistic motifs. Trefoil motif minor border contains "shou" characters at the corners which is the symbol of longevity.

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Ceramic roof tiles in Yunnan province with shou (longevity) motifs


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