Old Chinese Pictorial Silk Rug - Cultural Tea House Scene
Soft glossy silk
A wealthy lady with a parasol-bearing maid is seen with another lady with a tiered-tiffin of food ( it could either be that the food gifted by the wealthy lady or that the wealthy lady is buying it from the other woman).
A group of others are seen indoors in the tea house decorated with wooden grills - watching the incident on the street.
The elements - the costume accessories, the wood grills, the roof, the features, the tiffin - is infused with ethnic Chinese character.
Very endearing artwork in the handmade silk pile rug.
The knot count is more than 4000 knots per square inch.
Also has the signature 'chop' of the artist.
Acquired in 2004 and estimated to be made in late 1900s
50cm x 40cm
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.