Small Size Vintage Chinese Tiger Rug 49598
Breathtaking Small Size Vintage Chinese Tiger Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: China Rug, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The intensely bold pattern of this mid twentieth century tiger design Chinese rug grabs one’s attention in all of the right ways. The tribal rug design has an immediate impact, but is refined enough not to be considered loud or aesthetically overwhelming. The contrast of the darkly stitched tiger, set against the lighter hue of the background, draws in the eye and compels one to examine the graceful lines and symmetric spacing of the stripes. There is an almost hypnotic effect when this tiger design rug is observed from a distance.
One particularly interesting aspect is the look of the tiger’s face. The initial impression is a somewhat piercing sense of ferocity, with a slight mood of danger and awareness emanating from the eyes. Upon closer inspection, though, there are softer more inviting design attributes to this magnificent vintage Chinese Tiger rug as well. The balance of these qualities makes for a truly stunningly artistic vintage rug. There are also some simple color additions in a few places that make certain areas of the animal rug stand out above others. The claws along with a few locations on the head pop with a hint of vibrancy, but in a subtle and understated manner. This, again, adds to the overall flow and balance of the artistic image.
The girth of the tiger’s body along with the position of the legs and tail make the overall appearance suggestive, and even reminiscent, of a true tiger skin rug. Perhaps this partly explains the powerful impression that this vintage Chinese tiger rug makes on its viewers. The no -uniform border of the tiger’s body even creates the appearance of fur splayed out on a floor.
Thankfully, however, this vintage Chinese tiger rug is purely a piece of functional art, and a magnificent addition to any rug collection.