African Retro Rug 31972878
This rug can be ordered in any standard or custom sizes.
Currently, the following sizes are also available in stock:
31972876 – 6×9 – $2,255 ( Contact to purchase )
31972877 – 8×10 – $3,355 ( Contact to purchase )
Sophisticated African Retro Rug Type / Country of Origin: India Circa Date: Modern / New – This unique, retro-inspired carpet has a geometric, modular feel that is similar to abstract designs that were popular in the later part of the 1950s through the 1970s. It is a fun piece that reflects design ideologies that were popular in the mid-20th century, but the origins of the design can be traced back even Farther.
During the mid-20th century, designers often borrowed inspiration from the designs of ancient tribal cultures of Africa and elsewhere. The design was inspired by the traditional weaving patterns of the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They wove a special type of cloth called Kuba cloth that used geometric representations of the world around them. The symbols are ancient, and many of them have since lost their traditional meaning, but the designs are still popular among contemporary designers who want a piece that gives homage to the ancient origins of humanity.
The African retro rug has a natural feel, even though it is a pattern based on geometry. Many of the patterns on Kuba cloth represented the changing seasonal cycles, certain crops, or had other special meanings. They fit well into the abstract designs of midcentury artists and were the perfect complement to styles such as Eames Era or Danish modern.
Today, their neutral tones and geometric themes make them perfect for many contemporary designs as well. Modern designers often use a rug as the inspiration for the rest of the room design. The rug is the centerpiece of the room, and the furniture and accessories are chosen to complement it. This would be the perfect piece to serve as inspiration for an ultra-modern, Scandinavian, or tribal-inspired Boho chic design. Mid century styles are making a comeback, only with contemporary materials. This carpet is the perfect starter for a neutral home or office interior design with a retro feel.