Antique Mongolian Rug, Mongolia, Early 20th Century – Here is a rare and exceptional antique Oriental rug – an antique Mongolian composition, originally woven in Mongolia around the turn of the twentieth century. Antique Mongolian rugs and carpets are generally noted for their unique aesthetic, which lies somewhere between that of antique Chinese rugs and that of antique Caucasian rugs. This strikingly lovely antique Mongolian rug has at first glance the qualities of classic Chinese and Tibetan rugs, the transparent medallions and fretwork borders and lots of open space. But the variegated colors of the ground with different shades of blue and brown against a mottled golden field is distinctively Mongolian. It provides an sense of deep space which, together with the transparent quality of the the linear designs, makes the whole composition appear to float within an endless perspective. Beautifully composed, this antique Mongolian carpet from the turn of the twentieth century is a fetching example of a rare and appealing style of antique Oriental rug.