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Original Indian Art Deco Rug - 1940sOriginal Indian Art Deco Rug - 1940sOriginal Indian Art Deco Rug - 1940s

Original Indian Art Deco Rug
Hand Woven
Circa 1940
Composition: Cotton
Dimensions: 295 x 200 cm

The rug is representative of Indian 1940s beautiful Art Deco rugs.

Art Deco is an influential visual arts design style that first appeared in France just before World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the interwar period when rapid industrialisation was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favoured by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style [that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear"

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance and faith in social and technological progress.

Item ID:Indian Art Deco Rug

116" (295 cm)
79" (200 cm)
Art Deco
20th Century


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    Original Indian Art Deco Rug - 1940s

    $9,800 USD