Vintage Art Deco Rug, Origin: France, Circa: First Quarter of the 20th century – 1920’s – Characterized by an exciting Art Deco inspired composition, this vintage French art deco carpet is one half of a pair of carpets. The Art Deco movement was an international upheaval in the world of art that occurred during the second and the third decades of the twentieth century that had an enormous impact on just about every field of art and design. Although the coloration and design correspond to the European Art Deco taste, the basic form of the design on this striking example of the styles of vintage rugs still relates to the classic Oriental rug medallion pattern. It is in essence a fascinating and unusual modern European response to Oriental rug design. The variegated, almost pointilist treatment of the ground contrasts nicely with the uniform color of the design elements. An exciting vintage mid-century carpet, this French Art Deco rug is a compelling example and quite artistic as well.