Chinese Fa-ti rug, handwoven during the first quarter of the 20th century.
This rug features an oat-colored field of undyed wool that is slightly speckled. The design is composed of a central cloud or shou, a symbol of fortunate longevity. Surrounding it are various floral forms like peach sprigs, which signify spring and are considered to be the blossoms of the fruit of life. The border features chrysanthemum flowers and coins.
In good condition, signs of wear consistent with age. Some visible wear in certain areas: rust stain in the top right corner of the field; moth damage in the bottom left corner.