Carp ascending a waterfall rug is inspired by a colour woodblock print first published around 1830 to 1835. This is a 'kakemonoe', or print in the form of a hanging scroll. The Chinese legend was that carp which could ascend the Yellow River falls would turn into dragons. In Japan the ascending carp became a symbol of courage and was used especially for Boys' Day (5 May). This print is in Hokusai's 'Chinese' style. The fish are symbolic of perseverance, faithfulness in marriage and good fortune. This fabulous rug has a silk design with a robust wool ground. Our rugs are hand knotted by masterweavers in India and have a superfine 196 k.p.i (knots per inch) weave. They are Goodweave accredited and will last a lifetime given a regular cleaning programme. U.K. Heritage Rugs are the only rug maker under license with the British Museum. Our designs are inspired by original objects held at the British Museum and are exclusive to us and you. If you would like to explore this unique offer further please get in touch.
Size of rug
The rug shown measures 65cms x 136cms and is the minimum size to achieve the approved intricate level of detail.Designs may be enlarged and the proportions retained from the original.
Cost Per Square Metre