Beautiful Abstract Artistic Vintage Art Rug, Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Indian rug making has a long tradition of producing high-quality carpets for a global market. This striking abstract expressionist piece mimics the artwork that was popular in Europe and the United States in the mid-20th century. It is a remarkable art rug that would be the perfect conversation starter in a contemporary design.
The colors of this vintage rug are soft and earthy. The blue has the color of a summer sky, and the artist used two tones of white for shadow and line. The brown and the rose-pink complement the shade of blue and white. The piece blends together to create a striking and vibrant color combination. The blue of the background has variations throughout that give the piece texture and depth.
The design of the piece is conceptual and appears to be a piece of torn paper on the blue background. The brown motif also appears to be the corner of a torn piece of colored paper. This could also hold true for the rose-pink piece at the bottom, even though no edges can be seen. The use of highlight on the larger white shape in the center gives it depth and a three-dimensional quality. It bears the initials EW in the lower right corner.
Indian rugs such as these were designed to create a crisp aesthetic that goes well with minimalist designs and those that feature hard geometric lines and edges. The colors of this carpet would soften a modern design and provide a bit of color in a monotone design. This carpet creates a visual impact that is somewhat toned-down by the softness of the blues and whites. It is colorful yet simple.