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Antique Ningxia Floral Roundel Saddle Carpet

An antique Ningxia saddle carpet with a central field of floral roundels filled with lotus and peony flowers worked in polychrome wool yarn against a dark blue background woven on a cotton support. The central field is set off with an inner pearl border and a running swastika design outer border. The saddle tie-down holes are reinforced with leather.
Circa 1850 AD
128 x 64 cm