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Late 19th C. Antique Tibetan Sitting Rug. Lovely color blue green field, great design and variety of colors. In dragon, pheonix styles I find the smaller sizes more enjoyable. Details are concentrated, giving tremendous movement or power in a smaller field. expensive

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.

A Blue Lotus is a symbol of the victory of the spirit over the senses, and signifies the wisdom of knowledge. It is the preferred flower of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. The Orange lotus I found only that it signifies monastic and wisdom.