Beautiful and Quite Captivating Antique Small Navy Blue Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900 – The pattern on this unique small size, antique Chinese rug is an amalgam of both both tribal geometric patterns and more floral natural shapes. The combination of the two creates and artistic impact that is quite memorizing.
The small scatter size rug features a beautifully decorative border that is a step fret inspired depiction. Reminiscent of the complex works of MC Escher, the border also showcases a mix between negative and positive shapes that will keep your eyes wandering throughout the whole piece.
The repeated pattern of the central field also creates a unique effect of both positive and negative shapes. This theme of contractions adds to the overall visual intrigue of this magnificent antique Oriental rug.
Meanwhile, the very central medallion design of the small navy blue Chinese rug ties together very nicely all of the designs, on and along the border of the rug. Along with this aspect, there are subtle patterns within the central shape, that add even more detail and artistic impact to the piece.
Not only are all the designs well thought out, but the use of colors in this small navy blue Chinese rug are paired up nicely as well. This small piece is so masterfully rendered that it evokes a certain feel calm and completeness. This is mostly thanks to the fact that everything about this small rug just seems to fit so well.
Without a doubt, this beautiful blue, brown, yellow and cream colored antique Chinese rug provides the viewer with a sense of wholeness and serenity.
While unmistakably antique, this small rug has a feel that can be interpreted as modern or contemporary. That and the fact that it is a small accent piece, is why it is so easy to incorporate this carpet into many different interior decors.