Beautiful Wool And Silk Trendsetting Abstract Contemporary Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: India Circa Date: Modern / New – Neutrals continue to form the foundation of contemporary designs where they create a peaceful and calming atmosphere in the room. This is one of the reasons why they are the basis for styles that focus on comforts such as minimalist, Scandinavian modern, or Boho chic. This carpet is a beautiful way to add texture and interest to a room with a neutral palette.
The artist of this abstract contemporary rug used layers of gray from pearl to stormy darker tones to create a piece that has visual texture. It is made from fine, soft Ghazni wool and silk using techniques that have been a part of carpet weaving for centuries. The artist used areas of plush hand-knotted pile and plain weave to create a surface that has areas that are raised. This creates a dimensional quality and enhances the natural way that silk catches the light.
The technique used by the artist allows the palette to remain neutral, but that causes the silk to emphasize its characteristic luminescence. This allows the light to shift and reflect differently throughout the day. The silk plays with the light and dark colors to create a different character in the room. The artist used a balance of light and darker tones in the piece. This enhances the dynamic light qualities of the modern rug and allows them to stand out even more.
This is a beautiful piece created in India that has a solid feeling, much like stone, concrete, or marble. It is an excellent foundation for a limited palette of neutral grays, black, and white. The rug would also blend in with other neutral tones, or perhaps serve to tone down a more colorful and dramatic palette. This piece is versatile and will suit a number of contemporary interior design trends.