As I said earlier, I decided to do the border of this rug as if I designed the center…and as I might have done the border in a simplified folk art style!!! You will remember that I introduced a teal or deep turquoise in the leaves on the Lion’s tree, so I thought I’d add a narrow teal border to add richness. : )
The pale green/blue line defines the eggplant first border and the second teal border. The shapes in the outer border have a vaguely “Persian” or Eastern look and I thought that was appropriate with the themes of the center. Because there are many differently shaped leaves in the center, I added green leaves in simple shapes to the border.
Now that the black is a mixed black and is away from the center, I am happy with it!! It has a green cast that I like as I’m not too fond of “matching” colours. I like them to be a bit different. : ) This type of border makes the rug more “dramatic”…and that is the look I’ve done for the center too. : )
Sometimes , when we change parts of a rug design, we make it so that the earlier version doesn’t work well. : ) I experimented with putting a few circles, more detail, etc. in the simple border motifs I chose but adding more “detail” seemed to call attention to the border that I didn’t want! LOL I simply wanted three “frames” for the center…to keep the eye mostly focused there. Now I am happier with the rug as I just don’t have the experience to redesign all those little border motifs to my own satisfaction!!!!! LOL
Happy Hooking! Sunnie : )