Vintage Nepalese Floral Rug, Country of Origin: Nepal, Circa Date: Mid Twentieth Century – This gorgeous grey Nepalese rug is a beautiful piece from the mid-20th century. Nepal is not typically an area that you think of when you think of fine carpets. However, there are many beautiful examples, such as this one, that show that they had a thriving industry.
The Nepalese weavers had been producing beautiful rugs for many centuries, but they were not known to the rest of the world until the British invaded Tibet in the 19th century. Their popularity grew in the mid-20th century when they began to be used in midcentury modern room design. The appearance of Nepalese rugs on the market was a response to the popularity of Persian and Oriental rugs.
Rugs from Nepal often combined traditional oriental elements and contemporary designs of the time. This rug was made to complement vintage furniture with streamlined, geometric shapes. However, it could just as easily fit into today’s contemporary interiors. Grey is the new black in contemporary design, and this gorgeous medium grey rug would be the perfect complement to a room of neutral colors, corals, and pinks. Grey and pink is a classic color combination for both midcentury and ultra-modern design.
This floral rug could easily fit into a vintage space or any contemporary style. Its gorgeous floral design has an Oriental flavor and it could be used to add a natural element to the design. The oriental flavor of the rug would also fit into a Chinoiserie chic or Boudoir-style room. It is a gorgeous piece with classic colors that have stood the test of time.
This vintage rug has a formal elegance that is perfect for a traditional or classic space. One of the things that stands out about Nepalese rugs is their durability. Tibet has a history of producing wool that is durable and has a lustrous sheen. This quality of the wool allows the rug to catch the light in the room and make it appear more spacious.