Sophisticated African Retro Rug Type / Country of Origin: India Circa Date: Modern / New – Mid-20th century designers loved to use the designs of tribal people to create pieces to complement popular design styles of the time. Mid century retro is making a comeback in contemporary spaces. The primitive, tribal designs softened the lines of styles such as Eames or Danish Modern. In a steel and glass space, they provided a welcomed break from the streamlined interior. Contemporary designers continue to depend on these traditional designs to create an organic feel, and now, they find them even more suitable for today’s trends.
This beautiful African Retro collection rug has an organic and natural feel. The design is based on the traditional designs found in African Kuba cloth. These designs are copied from the designs created by the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The designs were passed down from generation to generation and often had special meanings in their symbolism. They may symbolize the connection of man to the divine, or perhaps something from the daily life of the people. The designs are a reflection of the close tribal communities from which they came.
This beautiful rug in shades of rich browns uses geometric designs that create a labyrinth. It is made from wool and viscose, using both cut and open hand-knotted pile. The design is geometric, but it also seems to evolve naturally and uses soft, rounded edges. This makes it the perfect piece for a room that uses neutral colors throughout. Modern designers are layering rich browns, rusts, soft spicy cayenne red to create a space that has a vintage feel. The geometric nature of the design could easily serve as a point of contrast when used with other patterns in the room.
This would also be the perfect modern rug to inspire the room design and serve as the focal point. Many designers start with the perfect rug and then build the design around it. This carpet has an organic feel and an interesting pattern. It will make the perfect piece for a contemporary design, either as a layer or as the main attraction. It has a retro look yet is the perfect addition to a variety of modern style trends.