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Antique Deco French Carpet
Catalog#: 42524
Artist: Not Available 
Category: Rugs & Tapestries
SubType: Rugs
Origin: France
Era: 20th Century
Height: 104 inches
Height Note: 8ft 8in
Width: 73 inches
Width Note: 6ft 1in
Price: $16,000
Antique French Art Deco Carpet, circa 1930 - This extraordinary French Art Deco carpet is adapted from the famous Ice Age cave paintings discovered at Lascaux in the southwest of France.These paintings were hunting scenes including a wide range of animals, some of them now extinct, like the aurochs or giant bison.Originally created as shamanistic ritual paintings intended to insure a successful hunt, these designs still convey an aura of primitive vitality and atavistic power. The palette, emulating the natural earth tone pigments and cool gray rocky setting of the original paintings, renders the carpet an excellent decorative piece, while the abstract style of the drawing is strikingly modern.

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