Large Antique Chinese Art Deco Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa date: 1920 – From 1910 through the 1940’s, Art Deco Chinese rugs became an important part of decor throughout the world. “Orientalism” and is attention to simple lines brought Asian art to the center stage. In the early stages of this trend, the traditional Chinese two-toned artwork predominated. In the 1920’s, pictorials and interpretations of the natural and man-made world began to emerge.
This magnificent piece with its midnight background and peaceful village scene makes a beautiful addition to your Asian-themed or Chinoiserie room. One feature that stands out about this antique rug from China is the intentional use of background’s negative space. The elements are small in scale, compared to the overall size of the rug. The design allows each element to stand out on its own and add to the overall composition.
Each element of the art deco design area rug is like a tiny microcosm in a larger world. The artist used contrast by choosing both warm and cool colors, hard lines and geometric shapes, and natural and manmade elements. One thing that stands out about the design of this Chinese rug is that the artist allowed elements of the border to flow into the field of the rug and vice versa. Instead of standing as two separate elements, the field and border are connected and flow into each other.
This antique area rug is a beautiful composition and a unique piece of artwork. It will be the centerpiece of the room. It adds a formal character but in a way that is gentle and serene. This is a beautiful piece for an Asian-themed collection or for the Art Deco afficionado. Anywhere you choose to display it, it will add elegance and sophistication to the space. The colors are gentle and could easily complement a room of blues or Millennial Pink. Its Zen Garden theme allows you to bring a touch of nature to the space.