Antique American Flat Woven Ingrain Rug, Country Of origin: America, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Ingrain rugs are American classics that were inspired by English rugs of a similar variety. Though they were often coarsely textured for the purpose of being used as decorative area rugs and floor covering, they became renowned for their strong use of bold, radiant and happy colors. The repeating patterns used throughout these antique American rugs also made the coloring system that much more recognizable, and such effects are visible in this masterpiece. In this antique Ingrain rug, an earthy color palette lends power and grounding to the composition of the flat woven kilim like rug itself. The darker foreground outlines allow individuals to observe the various patterns as they rise against the backdrop, resulting in an almost engraved effect that resonates throughout the entirety of this beautiful antique American flat woven Ingrain rug.