Vintage Art Deco Rug, Country Of Origin: India, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Created in India, this motley Art Deco vintage rug features a complex variety of patterns that create a harmonious layered composition. Continuous lines create constant movement as they traverse the field superseding the intricate patterns that add interest to the motley background. Checkerboard details, geometric compartments, botanical motifs, decorative trellises and trailing dovetail lines with staggered edges create a meandering allover pattern that is augmented by ogival medallions, prominent fixtures and a variety of small-scale patterns. Abstract compartments with strong lines and clear edges divide the field into manageable sections that are decorated according to the central theme. The layered composition and abstract motifs create a lively patchwork effect that is continued in the pastel borders, which feature plaid compartments and colorful blocks.
This piece was woven using two different techniques – the center of the rug has pile but the border was woven as Dhurrie rug weave (flat weave). This combination of textures is extremely unique and adds such a level of sophistication that is rarely seen in the antique rug world.