African Retro Rug 31019456
This rug can be ordered in any standard or custom sizes.
Currently, the following sizes are also available in stock:
6×9 – $1,625 ( Contact to purchase )
8×10 – $2,395 ( Contact to purchase )
10×14 – $4,195 ( Contact to purchase )
Sophisticated African Retro Rug Type / Country of Origin: India Circa Date: Modern / New – This beautiful, tribal design may appear as if it is the work of a contemporary artist, but it has origins that go back much farther. Designers from the mid-20th century often turned to ancient cultures for inspiration. They wanted to create pieces that were contemporary, but also have an organic feel and a tribal quality.
Primitive-inspired designs were quite popular from the latter half of the 1950s through the early 1970s. This piece seems to fit perfectly within mid century modern design, but mid century designers took their inspiration from a much older culture.
The design of this African Retro rug has its origins in the weaving designs of the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The women of these remote tribes wove a type of cloth known as Kuba cloth. The designs were inspired by the natural world around them and the cycles of the seasons. They reflected their unique viewpoint of the world through their designs.
The neutral colors of this carpet are the perfect complement to modern contemporary designs that use grays, whites, and black and white. The beautiful grays range from pearl to charcoal. The use of different tones gives the piece depth and a three-dimensional quality. The depth is enhanced by the design that resembles an over and under basket pattern, much as you would find in the tribal baskets woven by the women.
African designs were popular in the mid-20th century, and they have a modern look and geometric form, but they also have an organic quality that seems to involve according to the tastes and choices of the weaver. Once again, interior designers are looking to the past for inspiration. Mid century-inspired designs mix traditional elements with contemporary pieces to create a soft and spirited contemporary design.
This is a beautiful piece that would work well in many contemporary design settings for the home or office. It is an eye-catching rug that will add contrast in pattern. It will work well as part of a layered look, or perhaps, it could take center stage for a more dramatic effect. Either way, it will lend a tribal and distinctively retro feel to the space.