Vintage Chinese Art Deco Dark Blue and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB2696 11'8" × 16'9" $32,000
An early 20th century Chinese art Deco rug, the oatmeal with an unusually delicate European-inspired blue trellis of leafy vinery, feathery leaves and hooked tendrils within a dark blue hooked vinery border.
Decorative antique oriental rugs and carpets have been a significant art form within the Chinese culture for many centuries, if not for several millennia. Their history, apart from being long and distinguished, is largely independent of that of the Middle East. First of all, they were woven almost solely for domestic consumption – such separation from Western influences resulted in those carpets having truly ethnic Chinese vibe and appearance. It was not until the 19th century, the Chinese started exporting vintage area rugs to the world of the West – other goods, such as bronzes and porcelain have already been exported for many years before.
Vintage Chinese Art Deco Dark Blue and Beige Handwoven Wool Rug BB2696