Softly Colored Decorative Antique Chinese Peking Rug, Origin: China, Circa: Early 20th Century – True to the style of many of the more beautiful Chinese rugs, this antique Peking carpet masterpiece focuses on a limited palette of soft decorative primary color choices in order to define the contrasting forms within. This marvelous antique Chinese rug showcases an exquisitely styled and expertly colored pattern of latticework tiles.
Zigzagging half-tile pieces create a complementary border that cleverly repurposes the simple tile motifs that are featured within the lavishly patterned field. Soft ecru tiles, warm tawny brown blocks and superb China blue accents create a richly varied tile pattern that incorporates subtle color variations. These varied hues, gradient accents and latticework borders produce a charming pattern that successfully mimics the soothing, mottled look of glazed tiles. Dainty quatrefoil florets rendered in contrasting colors create a lively pattern that highlights the strong linear form of each carefully proportioned tile motif.
The relatively smaller size of this rug from china make it quite easy to find a spot for it. Add to this the soft use of calming colors, make antique rugs such as this quite rare. In addition to the aforementioned, the abrash color variations in the rug add an artistic touch that could only have come with the passage of time.
Though quite contemporary and modern and look and feel, area rugs such as this one make the perfect transitional rugs. This is mostly because these truly beautiful area rugs have the ability to bridge and tie in different looks, thus create a more cohesive, yet eclectic design.
For those who are shopping for area rugs that are magnificent to look at, easy to work around and well made / utilitarian at the same time, finding decorative rugs such as this piece is quite the exciting event.