Magnificent Shabby Chic Antique Room Size Mongolian Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Mongolia Rug, Circa Date: 1880 – This beautiful Shabby Chic rug is a masterpiece of unique and marvelous splendor. This antique Mongolian rug features rich earthy tones that are brilliantly complemented with decorations in black, blue, magenta, bronze and beige. Primitive floral imagery is tastefully paired with fascinating geometric Greek key design ornamentation. Both as a whole and in its smallest details, this antique Oriental rug exudes a delicious artistic flair that is intriguing and satisfying.
The outer framing border layers , which can be separated into five unique bands, give the masterpiece an opulent richness. The outer strand is the widest and it displays the signature pattern of the antique Greek key or running dog design. This main border features contrasting tones where the navy blue (almost black) color of the design pops against the ivory beige background.
The next border of this antique Mongolia rug, features a fascinating background color that is a warm brown base bronze. As is the case with the main classic Greek key design border, here too we see a play on the Greek key design in the same dark blue almost black color.
The next framing border showcases a stunning pattern of vivid blooms in blue and magenta. The next border strand displays a geometric design of cream color lines that is set against a dark blue background. Finally, two simple threads of magenta and cream separate this border from the innermost strand, which is, again, an elegant brown base bronze strip decorated with delicate blue almost black dots and a smooth ebony lining.
The central field of this breathtaking antique room size Mongolian rug, exhibits a mesmerizing array of intricate decorations that are rendered in an almost grid like fashion. Upon closer inspection we notice a sophisticated design of four petaled bronze florets, with lovely black centers, which are rendered against a cream background.