This vintage circa 1930 French Deco rug features abstract patterns and curlicues on a field of grayish-green. The European Deco carpet borrows its design from a revolutionary art movement and is an intriguing collector's item. The social upheaval and industrialization changes of the 20th century spawned an abstract, innovate form of art that inspired both fashion and home décor, with avant-garde French fashion designers like Pierre Cardin contributed their innovative style to textiles as well. The supreme elegance of Art Deco custom set an example for interior designers the world over, delivering a dramatic change of style to furnishings in general, and early 20th century rugs and carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance which can be seen in this European Deco vintage carpet.