National Geographic : 1915 Oct
The Rug illustrated above is a reproduction of a Kien-Lung specimen of rare beauty, in which the Stork, the Chinese symbol of longevity, is skillfully arranged in circular motifs on the central ground. Oriental Rugs as a Basis for Decoration Much of the attractiveness of a room can be destroyed through the injudicious selection of the Rug which is to serve as a foundation for the entire decorative scheme. We reproduce in the Orient many of the most interesting designs of the best periods of Eastern Art, in wonderfully soft and modulated color schemes. These designs, softened by the mellowness of the colorings employed, are as unobtrusive as a perfectly plain color, but still retain an interest and charm not likely to become monotonous. We shall be pleased to furnish any further particulars which may be desired in connection with any specific requirements. W. & J. SLOANE Direct Importers of Eastern Rugs Interior Decorators Furniture Makers Floor Coverings and Fabrics FIFTH AVENUE AND FORTY- SEVENTH STREET, NEW YORK "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you." I l!