A Beautiful and Artistic Vintage Tiger Design Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Indian Rugs, Circa Date: Vintage Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous mid-20th century Indian rug has a feel that is exotic and lively. Tigers are an important symbol in India. They represent power and are found throughout Asian, African, and European design. In Tibet, tiger rugs and real tiger pelts were used to enhance meditation practice and were used as protection from negative influences. Now, we love them for their distinctive character and charm.
The tiger represents disciplined awareness of one’s surroundings and dominance over the forest. The tiger commands respect by everyone. This rug is made using traditional techniques that mimic a real tiger skin. The colors were created using natural dyes and traditional dye techniques.
Tiger rugs were popular in the midcentury European and American markets as a novelty piece. This rug would be an excellent addition to a jungle-themed or safari-themed room. It has an exotic and well-traveled feel. It would pair well with exotic natural woods and leather furniture. This is a larger piece and would make a dramatic statement under a glass table.
This rug would also be a fun addition to a Boho chic or shabby chic room. If you have a fireplace that is the focal point of the room, this piece makes a cozy addition to the space. The midcentury modern designer was always looking for something that was unusual that would make the design stand out, just as we do today. This piece is a perfect addition to a midcentury modern collection or to add something unexpected to contemporary décor.
Today, you can no longer hunt tigers, and owning a real tiger skin is illegal in many parts of the world. This rug is the perfect solution to bringing the exotic feel of a tiger skin to your space without the real thing. It is a gorgeous piece that will be the perfect addition to your modern or vintage-inspired space.