Antique Navy Blue Peking Wool Runner Rug or Wall Hanging - the Eight Immortals (Chinese)
Rare navy blue Peking hand knotted & high relief area rug or wall hanging. Deep blue background with paler blue cloud motifs featuring the 8 Immortals, in rich soft blue deep pile wool. Buddha is depicted in the middle of the group. Excellent condition, no fading or holes - the wool rug and colouring has obtained a very nice feel/shading. Set up as wall hanging with rings on the back. Lower fringe has a little wear.
The Eight Immortals 八仙 are a group of legendary Xian (immortals; transcendents; saints) in Chinese Taoist mythology. These rugs are collectable and fetching very high prices online.
- Dimensions: 2′6″ × 5′12″ and 0.5″ thick