Antique Chinese Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century – This gorgeous ivory and blue rug was created in the early 20th century and has an Art Deco feel. It has a traditional Chinese design that reflects elements of the natural world. This piece is a special antique, but it would also make the perfect piece for a contemporary room design.
This piece is reminiscent of a garden reflecting pool, or perhaps, a window into the heavens. Chinese rugs were often steeped in symbolism that is meant to evoke reverence and respect for the natural world. The geometric border design creates a contrast with the free-flowing design in the field of the rug. This artist used both the design and the density of the design to create a visual contrast between the sections of the design. This is a masterful artistic technique that demonstrates the mark of a skilled artist.
This would be a beautiful addition to a room with neutral tones or perhaps an all-blue palette. The central design flow and motion, much like the waves of a reflecting pool. This rug has a fascinating contrast in the pattern that includes both angular geometric elements and more flowing, curvy elements. It would be the perfect addition to a modern space with minimalist furniture, where its beautiful design could be highlighted.
Of course, this would be the perfect addition to traditional Asian décor, but it could also easily fit into an ultra-modern design with its simple color scheme and focus on pattern and texture. As the central focal point of the design, this rug lends an elegant and sophisticated feel to the space. The solid blue outline help to define the space, making it perfect for defining an area for conversation. It is a magnificent antique carpet that blends the traditional and modern worlds seamlessly. It has a refined feel that will bring a bit of the natural world indoors, making it the perfect carpet to serve as the design inspiration for the rest of the space.