Pair of Lamaist Pillar Rugs
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Pair of Lamaist Pillar Rugs, Ningxia, China, early 19th century, the confronted dragons with a variegated-pattern body in shades of blue admiring flaming pearls, flanked by wheels, chessboards, and coins on a pale gold field surrounded by clouds, above a "land meets sea" pattern and below a canopy of strung pearls, both 7 ft. 2 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.
Literature: For a similar example please see Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art,Charles Grant Ellis, 1988, p. 272, no. 73.
very minor spot of fraying on one- at the bottom, several very minor areas of moth damage at the top on both
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