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Artistic Pictorial Exotic Animal Design Pattern Antique English Needlepoint Rug 46410

Size: 2 ft 10 in x 4 ft 8 in (0.86 m x 1.42 m)

This beguiling antique English needlepoint rug features a chic assortment of exotic animals that are rendered in a lively and surprisingly modern zoological style.

English Antique Needlepoint Rug, Country of Origin: England, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Savage lions, mongoose and exotic animals decorate this spectacular antique needlepoint rug from England. The illustrative composition incorporates dramatic plants and isolated shrubs rendered in a graphic Indian style and set over a warm ivory-colored ground that has a Chintz-style appearance. The whimsical zoological composition features foreign animals and colorful birds that invoke the spirit of colonial India in a way that’s reminiscent of the playful stories created by Rudyard Kipling. The ornate designs and the delicate needlepoint animals with their graceful lines and subtle shaded features have a pleasant stylized appearance that has an uncanny modern feeling while remaining elegant, artistic and sophisticated.

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