Magnificent Abstract Design Antique Mongolian Rug, Carpet’s Origin: Mongolia, Approx. Woven Date: Early 20th Century – Here is a beautifully composed antique Oriental rug – an antique Mongolian carpet, woven in Mongolian around the turn of the twentieth century. Among the more distinct style of antique rugs, Mongolian rugs and carpets occupy an interesting aesthetic place, incorporating influence from China yet articulating distinct designs. A symphony of color unfolds itself in thin, irregular pinstripes evocative of sound waves or ripples in desert sand. Blues reds, grays, browns, and rose tones, constantly alternate with varying shades of tan to produce a design that is mercurial and dynamic while also remaining cool and discreet. A simple black band serves a s a border, framing and limiting the chromatic effusion of the field. Though of traditional Chinese and Tibetan origin, this design and its impression are strikingly modern and current. A beautiful abstract rug, this Mongolian rug is a charming example of an important and distinct style.
The history of oriental carpet weaving in Mongolia goes back to a time when the Mongolian Khanates ruled China in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Mongols adopted many of the rug weaving techniques that had been a part of Chinese art for over 1,000 years prior. It is not surprising to see oriental symbols in Mongolian art and area rugs. It is not uncommon to see universal motifs styled in an Asian fashion, such as with this carpet.
One of the key characteristics of antique Mongolian rugs is that they often use soft, earthy tones that reflect the natural world around them. This particular rug from Mongolia has an all-over pattern that features flowers with an abstract approach to the design. This gives it a formal feel, yet the soft and earthy tones allow it to retain a rustic rug quality that will soften the interior design.
Chinese rug designs heavily influence Mongolian designs. Yet, they are used in a unique way that adds character to the room. Mongolian carpets are soft to the touch, of high quality and an excellent addition to any decor. This antique Mongolian rug is soft, warm and earthy. It will be an excellent addition to a traditional, oriental or modern interior.