Colorful Geometric Navajo Design Vintage American Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: American Rug, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The clean, geometric lines within this Navajo design American rug feature bold colors and layered stripes. This charming vintage carpet contains five vertical areas, each distinct by color and deceptively simple pattern. Two sections of five broad stripes of alternating white and brown strips settle beautifully between three red sections. To tie the separate elements together, the red stripes lay between delicate, thin brown lines and are settled beneath light blue stripes.
This deceptively simple triad overlay of color creates a lovely central pattern that shifts from broad strokes to slender lines. When inspected from afar, the seemingly simple sections undulate together in such a way that the eye can catch a glimpse of a previously unnoticed horizontal red stripe. This stripe was formed solely from the interplay of color and rectangular patterns.
This charming wave effect creates a hidden complexity shifts depending on the viewing angle. Visual interest changes whether this Navajo design vintage American rug is viewed from the length or the width. This quality of drawing the eye forward with stripes gives this rug a unique movement that is prominent in both the brown and white area, and the red and blue. These distinctive colors almost blend together to form new geometric patterns, yet each maintains its separate borders.