Indian Art Deco Rug, India, Early 20th Century — This is an exquisite antique Indian rug done in eye-catching art deco. It holds a captivating air of elegance in the way it is surrounded by a delicate frame of pale gold, which grounds this symmetrical design onto a field of lush forest green. Bold twin stripes of creamy white accented by the same antiqued gold are used to draw the appreciative eye toward the center of the piece, where the rug’s true beauty shines. Artfully placed around the focal area are vivid geometric accents done in striking crimson and rich aubergine, toned with blue. The finer details of this antique rug stand out amidst the rest, whimsical blocks in shades of pistachio and periwinkle with delicate interconnected patterns mingle at both ends of the art deco lines. These artfully placed elements cooperate to create an aesthetic that is effectively humble and fanciful.