Last week I was more thoroughly introduced to the carpet company Mansour and their sister company Mansour Modern. They have beautiful antique carpets under Mansour and Mansour Modern has contemporary designs that make use of some really cutting edge materials — they’re using aloe fibers, doing new things with hemp, cotton and linen, animal hides, etc. Visually the carpet above straddles their old and new collections. It’s an antique, listed as an Art Deco design from the France, circa 1930. I guess it’s Art Deco in the sense that France was getting really excited about African (and Native American) aesthetics and incorporating that into Art Deco interiors and facades – ? That aside it could easily be mistaken as a custom design on a contemporary carpet, circa 2008.