Hand-knotted in wool originating from India circa 1920, this antique art deco rug connotes a Samarkand rug design, inspired by neighboring Peking rugs with a unique colloquial take. A regal play of navy blue and gold hues both inspires a classic distinction and highlights the intricate variations of pattern, both in the stylistically engaging field medallion, floral, and loom pictorial depictions as well as in the more tribal borders denoting the varied Oriental rug influences of this take on Art Deco style. A welcome addition to the Antique & Vintage Collection by Rug & Kilim. About the Collection: Antique rugs have been in Josh’s resume since he began in the industry almost 40 years ago when he was already recognized for one of the largest oriental rug collections in the United States. Each piece in the internationally recognized volume was handpicked for rarity, and of course aesthetic and beauty, now complementing one of the widest varieties of the Persian rug and Turkish rug collections with the utmost attention to individuality and care. Because of Josh’s position in the wholesale rug industry he’s been responsible for promoting a number of collections throughout history, from breathtaking signature Tabriz, Sultanabad, Kerman Lavar, Agra, and Oushak classics to the more unsung jewels of the luxury industry. Vintage has also been synonymous with who we are since our beginning, particularly for our unparalleled Kilim collection, but with the rise of Mid Century collection the term vintage carpet has become very popular—especially exciting because often times many of the vintage carpets have also been treated, washed, dyed over, sheared, and modified—and has created a very successful category. We’re especially very proud of our vintage Kilims and Turkish rugs curated for our expansive collection of both area rugs and runners alike. Rug & Kilim maintains our own facilities for cleaning and restoration exclusively for carpets we’ve sold to ensure their lasting beauty and care long about a piece leaves our collection.