Stunning Room Size Antique Mongolian Rug, Country of Origin: Mongolia, Circa Date: 1920 – This magnificent antique Oriental rug in browns, delicate blue, and peach has a unique and modern feel. Boasting a magnificent antique Khotan rug design, it was woven in Mongolia in the 1920’s and as such, has a character that is not typically found in antique rugs produced from this specific weaving center of the world. Although Mongolia is not usually the first area that comes to mind when it comes to carpets, the antique Mongolian rugs produced here are known for their quality and unique designs found nowhere else.
The history of carpet weaving in Mongolia goes back to a time when the Mongolian Khanates ruled China in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Mongols adopted many of the rug weaving techniques that had been a part of Chinese art for over 1,000 years prior. It is not surprising to see oriental symbols in Mongolian art and rugs. It is not uncommon to see universal motifs styled in an Asian fashion, such as with this carpet.
One of the key characteristics of antique Mongolian rugs is that they often use soft, earthy tones that reflect the natural world around them. This particular Mongolian carpet has an all-over pattern that features flowers with stems stylized into geometric forms. This gives it a formal feel, yet the earthy tones allow it to retain a rustic rug quality that will soften the interior design.
Chinese rug designs heavily influence Mongolian designs. Yet, they are used in a unique way that adds character to the room. Mongolian carpets are soft to the touch, of high quality and an excellent addition to any decor. This antique Mongolian rug is soft, warm and earthy. It will be an excellent addition to a traditional, oriental or modern interior.