Vintage Art Deco Rug, Origin: France, Circa:Mid-century – This classical French Art Deco rug is a product of artistic innovation that incorporates novel textures, progressive color choices and a phenomenal assortment of original patterns, making it a stand out among vintage rugs. The avant-garde composition has a daring style that expertly weaves in formal elements, including the triad of modular medallion motifs and extended panels that frame the field while rejecting the title of borders. Rippling waves and tonal stripes run through the vast composition and add to the textural power of each element. Shifting patterns and staggered slices create an illusion that each motif and rectangular block is assembled from a number of infinitesimal layers. Like later works of art, groups of rippling wave motifs with hash-mark cross pieces become expressive thematic elements that appear alongside the medallions, at the corners and deliberately throughout the experimental composition.