African Retro Rug 31455170
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 – Contemporary design trends feature geometrics, neutral colors, and a touch of color to add interest. Many times, designers begin with the rug then design the rest of the room around its pattern and colors. At first glance, the classic checkerboard pattern of this abstract contemporary rug would seem to be the work of 21st century modern artists, but the pattern of this rug has an interesting story behind it.
Interior designers in the mid-20th century often turned to ancient cultures for pieces that had geometric lines, but yet, an organic and primitive character. The design of this African Retro rug is copied from an ancient weaving tradition in African. For many centuries, women of the Democratic Republic of Congo wove a special cloth known as Kuba cloth. The cloth had special meaning within the tribe, and the designs often reflected the seasons, or perhaps, man’s connection to the divine.
Mid century artists found that these designs fit perfectly into the streamlined geometric forms that were a familiar part of Eames Era, Danish modern, and design trends that continued into the 1970s. Now, mid century designs are once again becoming popular, only modern designers are combining them with contemporary pieces for a look that is softer and has a vintage ambiance.
This is an inspiring modern rug that brings together the artistic talent of designers across the centuries. The design looks like a piece of loose basket weaving, and the ancient women who originated the design gave it a dimensional quality by making it appear as if some of the elements are woven over and under.
This is a beautiful piece with ancient, tribal traditions behind it, but it is also the perfect piece for your modern home or office. The colors are gentle and the soft blues add cool and refreshing color. The pattern is geometric, but it seems to evolve organically as you move along the carpet vertically. It is the perfect piece for a tribal-inspired room, such as Boho chic or to add interest to a neutral design, such as Scandinavian modern or even an ultra-modern contemporary design.