Vintage Deco Rug (Churos) signed by Olga Fisch BB5990
Vintage Deco Rug (Churos) signed by Olga Fisch Description:
An Ecuadorian antique rug designed by Olga Fisch in the mid 20th Century. Signed lower right corner. Hungarian born designer Olga Fisch linked the gap between folk art and fine art when working with artisans in Ecuador instructing them to use Turkish and European deco rug weaving techniques. This rug "Churos" is an example of the artist and designers ability to create modern designs with traditional techniques. "Churos" is an example of the artist and designers ability to create modern designs with traditional techniques.
Rug hooking might have been born in Europe, nonetheless, hooked vintage rugs in their most popular version probably originated in North America. Vintage looking rugs hooking, as many respected crafts, including the tying of rag beautiful rugs, has humble origins. It was a way of reusing old fabric scraps in order to transform them into practical floor coverings by the less affluent part of the society. Made of whatever was available, hooked vintage rugs usually exhibit an astounding variety of colors, textures and patterns, dependent on the creativity of the weaver and the region of making in equal measure. The represented motifs included fallen leaves, seashells, animals, pictorial scenes, plants and abstract concepts.