Breathtaking Blue Oversize Floral Antique Indian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: India, Circa Date: 1920 – Vibrant blues and stunning reds create the impression of a formal reflecting pool in this antique floral Indian rug. Blues, reds, tans, and natural ivory tones are used to create contrast that makes each element of the design stand out in this magnificent oversized rug. This magnificent rug from India is not understated in either in its rug size and scale, or in the brilliance of the colors that were used.
This antique rug has both vertical and horizontal symmetry that divides it into four equal and identical quadrants. This is a similar floral design that is used in the reflecting pools and ponds that adorn the entrances of formal palaces. The grand scale of the rug contrasts with the delicate flowers that are arranged to form sweeping curved lines radiating from the center of the rug. This gives the impression of floral waves rippling from the center of the pool.
The border of the beautiful blue rug has a repeating motif that resembles the architecture used in Indian palaces. It is a classic example of Indian design conventions in the colors chosen, the motifs, and in the overall design of the floral antique Indian rug .
This exquisitely designed rug captures the magnificence and grandeur of an important time in Indian history as the final decades of British rule were coming to an end. It is a truly stunning antique Oriental rug, both historically and artistically. This majestic large oversized antique Indian rug deserves a place of honor in any home’s interior design, where it will stand out as the centerpiece of the room.