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|Some damage on the side and end but a very unique piece. Very crowded.with the stoic pheonixs outside and dragon motif on the inside. Very rare to have four pheonix, rare to have them as the focal point.
The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death 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.
Late 19th C., unlike some dragon motifs, usually found in sleeping sized rugs made later, this doesn't appear to have the commercial market in mind. mid-expensive