Beautiful Pair Of Small Ivory And Blue Antique Chinese Rugs, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: 1920 – This gorgeous pair of antique Chinese rugs from the 1920’s will make an excellent addition to an Asian-themed or Chinoiserie style room. They have an earthy feel and pay homage to the natural world through their colors and garden theme. The design is reminiscent of a garden reflecting pool or formal courtyard garden. The garden-inspired design of this pair of rugs is perfect for an Eco-Chic or Japanese Wabi-Sabi room.
The style of the rug is distinctively Asian, but the design has an almost abstract quality that contributes to an Art Deco flavor. This pair of small rugs has the classic symmetry and motif placement that one expects from a rug woven in China, but the artist did not create it with the high level of detail that one typically finds in Chinese art. The shapes in the rug are more suggestive of the floral and formal elements than a precise representation of them. This ties into the expressionist concept of oriental art where the artist tries to capture the essence and feel of an object rather than providing an exact duplicate of them.
This abstract quality gives these antique rugs a more casual feel. Another feature of these rugs that contributes to their warm and inviting feel is that the pile was not trimmed short. The longer pile adds an element of movement and catches the light differently as the pile is brushed in various directions. This creates subtle shading that adds to the organic feel of the Oriental rug.
Finding a matched pair of antique area rugs is a rare find. It opens up many design possibilities. The formality of the traditional Chinese design gives them a refined quality, but the artist took cues from Chinese art philosophy and used them to create a more relaxed feel.
This pair of Chinese rugs is unique in many ways, making them the perfect statement piece for any style room from traditional to modern, adding a subtly earthy element. They will make the perfect foundation for your favorite antique Chinese vase, and they could easily give an Asian flavor to any room design. They spark the creativity and will make a beautiful addition to any space.