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Late 19th C. Antique Tibet Dragon Rug within an archaic medallion center. Buddhist auspicious symbols of learning and arts carry well around the border. Orange Meditation rugs were used soley in the monastery. mid level
Dragons have the power of complete communication. Displaying a dragon is said to protect one from slander and enhances one's reputation.
Main quality is power, dominance over the sea, and the water element.
I believe the border is The Five Qualities of Enjoyment used as offerings, as when they come into contact with our senses, they give rise to the negative consequences of attachment and craving:
The Mirror is a symbol for visual form.
The Lute symbolises sound.
The Incense Burner represents smell.
The Fruit refers to for taste.
The Silk relates to touch.
In offering these qualities, one meditates on their nature and the intention of abandoning craving.