Magnificent Antique Room Size Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China, Circa Date: 1900 – This spectacular antique room size area rug is a reflection of sky, using floral elements to connect sky to earth. This beautiful blue rug was created in the early part of the 20th century and contains elements that have been a part of traditional Chinese art for centuries. This splendid antique Chinese rug is built on a central medallion with some of the Chinese thousand gits design elements spaced so that they highlight the blue that is a reflection of the sky.
The color of this magnificent rug from China uses a simple background color palette with hues of blue, ranging from sky to midnight, against which, the ivory and white design elements really pop. The simple palette of the antique rug does not detract from its ability to convey a fine level of detail within the design elements. This masterful use of color was used to create a sense of balance with the darker color serving as a frame for lighter elements in the middle. This gives the blue and ivory Chinese rug the appearance of a framed picture.
This antique carpet has several interesting organizational elements. First off, it is based on a central medallion that has symmetrical features. This is highlighted by formal bracketed corners and a multi-layer border.
This is superimposed on a large sky blue area with asymmetrical design elements placed within it. It appears as if these rug patterns and design elements are placed symmetrically at first, but when you look closer, you will find slight differences in their execution. It is as if these figures have been placed within the heavenly realm.
This beautiful antique room size blue and ivory Chinese rug would be an excellent addition to any home or office design that needs a touch of traditional oriental aesthetics to complete the interior design.