Chinese Rug, China, Early 20th Century – This abstract rug from China features a minimalist design woven in a striking combination of aubergine and saffron yellow set over a taupe background. Simple frame-like borders enclose a series of sail-like figures with dramatically curving lines. This abstract, non-directional pattern features a timeless format with minimalist designs that will always be in vogue. Woven in China during the 1920’s, this unique rug is the product of international influences that converged in this dynamic era. This rug represents modern designs that defy regional classifications to create a minimalist facade that remains fresh and modern today.