Beautiful Small Size Antique Chinese Rug, Country of Origin: China, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – This antique Chinese rug has a simple yet elegant design that is centered around a beautiful flower. The flower is encircled by several leaves sprouting off of vines. The design remains the focal point of the antique Oriental carpet while being small enough not to be overbearing. The graceful movement of the design suggests life and growth.
This small scatter size rug features neutral and earthy tones, that continue to imitate life and bring to mind a stately and well tended garden. These earth tones are accented with a smattering of red, and the outer petals of the flower are also highlighted in this striking color, drawing the eye into the intricate pattern at the center. This infrequent yet impressive color dotted throughout the antique Chinese rug catches the eye without overwhelming the viewer. As the other colors mix they are chaotic but linear in their horizontal motion. The viewer is reminded of nature and its beautiful disarray.
While so many other designs are angular and harsh, this antique Chinese rug has a natural disorganized base construction which lends itself to the natural haphazard order of the world. The geometric border that surrounds the tumultuous interior design in the field gives the whole arrangement a sense of containment and order, illustrating the human desire to control and contain nature while allowing its chaos to flourish within the containment. This beautiful antique rug originated in China in the late 19th century. Though it was designed so many years ago, this exquisite small scatter size antique Chinese rug stands the test of time, and remains a stunning and eye catching work of art relaying the beauty of the natural world.