Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown maker from China
  • carpet, circa 1850, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • wool
  • Object Length/Width: 156 x 258 cm includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 61 1/2 x 101 1/2 in includes fringe
  • Gift of Col. and Mrs. Bryan L. Davis
  • Not on display
  • 1976.0038

Carpet with a rectangle in the center. The top half is dark colored with lighter spirals and an air dragon. The bottom half is lighter colored with overlapping arch forms and a sea dragon. There are four borders around all four sides. The innermost has geometric motifs. The middle border has fish (carp?) and plants. The outer border has wavy vertical lines and dark triangles.