Vintage Irish Carpet BB1053
Vintage Irish Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Irish Donegal carpet, the maize field with enlarged black leaves overall with pink lines beneath another vine a red and gray bouquet pattern within an oatmeal abstract linked oval border.
The Arts and Crafts movement in England was initiated by William Morris during the 1870's. The influence of his designs rapidly spread across Europe and North America and played a key role in shaping the creative life of Great Britain. The distinctive style of antique arts and crafts style area rugs and carpets is defined and characterized by serpentine curvilinear and naturalistic floral patterns executed in a rich, dense palette. Rebelling against their rigid Victorian backgrounds, and the dehumanizing mechanization of the Industrial Age, proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement sought to re-establish the link between the artist and the craftsman, and art and industry. During the late 19th century Donegal (Ireland) became known for its fashionable Art Nouveau style vintage oriental rugs, designed by such individuals as C F A Voysey and Alexander Morton. Take a look at the finest Irish Donegal antique area rugs below.