Antique Mongolian Rug, Mongolia, Early 20th Century – Here is a beautifully composed antique Oriental rug – an antique Mongolian carpet, woven in Mongolian around the turn of the twentieth century. Among the more distinct style of antique Oriental rugs, Mongolian rugs and carpets occupy an interesting aesthetic place, incorporating influence from China yet articulating distinct designs. A symphony of color unfolds itself in thin, irregular pinstripes evocative of sound waves or ripples in desert sand. Blues reds, grays, browns, and rose tones, constantly alternate with varying shades of tan to produce a design that is mercurial and dynamic while also remaining cool and discreet. A simple black band serves a s a border, framing and limiting the chromatic effusion of the field. Though of traditional Chinese and Tibetan origin, this design and its impression are strikingly modern and current. A beautiful antique Oriental carpet, this Mongolian rug is a charming example of an important and distinct style.