French Art Deco Rug BB8178 8'5" × 11'4" $30,000
A French Art Deco rug hand knotted in Mid-20th Century. The modernist artists attempted to depart from traditional forms of art, which they considered outdated. This rug is a great example of the era. It displays a bright and vibrant, multicolored, abstract composition in many pastel shades of pink, lavender, blue, purple, ivory, grey, taupe, salmon, rose and brick.
Art Deco is a style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. The Art Deco movement led to a fast evolution of the rug and textile design, among other art forms. Rug design evolved from traditional floral and highly ornamental to a style of angular elegance with geometric, abstract and modern figurative motifs. The design is frequently spare, geometric, and architectural. The rugs created during this period remain elegant and refined to this day.
French Art Deco Rug BB8178