African Retro Rug 31674424
This rug can be ordered in any standard or custom sizes.
Currently, the following sizes are also available in stock:
6×9 – $2,255 ( Contact to purchase )
9×12 – $4,525 ( Contact to purchase )
10×14 – $5,895 ( Contact to purchase )
Sophisticated African Retro Rug Type / Country of Origin: India Circa Date: Modern / New – The traditional weaving designs of the women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo were the original inspiration for this retro-inspired design. The design was inspired by a type of cloth woven by these traditional African women known as Kuba cloth.
The designs represented the world around these ancient village cultures. They may represent the turning of the seasons, crops, or have other significant messages woven into them. The ancient designs are fascinating in themselves, but during the mid-20th century, African tribal designs became a popular part of mid century modern designs. They have a geometric theme that was the perfect match for styles such as Eames Era or Danish modern.
Many mid century abstract artists tried to copy the geometric, yet organic feel of ancient tribal designs in their own work. Beautiful pieces, such as this African Retro rug, help us understand their love of these ancient tribal patterns. The pattern is similar to a honeycomb, or perhaps the way seeds arrange themselves on a flower head.
It uses a contrast of light, dark, and medium tones that give it depth and have an almost three-dimensional effect. It is geometric, yet it has many surprises and changes in pattern that are unexpected. This is a beautiful piece for a neutral room where it will add an element of refreshing look to a neutral palette. Many contemporary designers are now mixing geometrics with florals and other unique pattern combinations.
Mid century-inspired designs are experiencing a resurgence in contemporary room. This modern rug would make the perfect design element in a room filled with a mixture of mid century and contemporary furniture and accessories. It is geometric, but the rounded corners and changes in the direction of the lines within the elements soften it. This gives it a more natural look and a connection to the natural world.