Cream Background Room Size Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: 1920's - This craftsmanship and overall design composition of this gorgeous antique Chinese rug is truly impressive. The texture of this antique rug is soft and inviting. The overall impact of this soft room size rug is light and restrained, allowing the focus to remain on the antique carpet's remarkable composition, while providing a delicate frame to anchor the design.
A thin outer border is set in contrast to the more dominant inner border. This balance of composition creates a light finish to the commanding presence of the inner border’s bold use of dots and corner-work.
Between the two guard borders of this soothing room size rug from China is the main border which feature a delicate and meandering patterned vine that connects the floral design patterns of alternating blue and brown color. While sharing the color of the piece’s inner floral design, these vegetative formations stand apart visually from the antique Oriental rug’s inner flowered design. Notable for its more substantial aesthetic, this outer print balances the eye’s focus and lends the overall design a firm and rhythmic foundation.
The rug’s inner field section is populated by a lovely collection of vegetative designs that are sprinkled throughout. More delicate than the design work along the piece’s border, these subtle components appear to be almost floating through the soft expanse found at the rug’s interior design. Once more this reflects the weaver's masterful use of juxtaposing the light and the dark to create a well-balanced composition in the piece’s presentation.
At the center of the piece is a truly remarkable example of antique East Asian aesthetic. Set against the cream background, the rug’s creator has worked in a symmetric and circular central medallion design evocative of traditional Chinese architecture and artistry. A stunning design showcasing the culture’s focus on balance between the man made and the natural. This theme, seen strongest at the rug’s heart, is reflected in every component of this gorgeous cream background room size antique Chinese rug.