Antique Needlepoint Carpet BB2921
An early 20th century needlepoint carpet, the ivory field dominated by horizontal bands of green leaves and roses.
The ancient craft of needlepoint, also known a ‘canvas needle-work’, ‘canvas embroidery’ or ‘petit point’ ﬂourished most notably in England and France. Executed with wool yarn on jute, hemp, or linen canvas until the latter was replaced by cotton around 1825, needlepoints are easily identified by their distinctive stitches—the tent stitch or petit point, and gros point. English needlepoints, renowned for their profuse ﬂoral motifs, reached an artistic zenith in 1700-1750 but were produced through the end of the nineteenth century. Mainly used as table european carpets, the earliest pieces, dating from 1550-1650, exhibited scrolls of ﬂowers with pictorial and heraldic motifs. Eighteenth-century pieces reveal the inﬂuence of contemporary artistic movements including baroque, chinoiserie, neoclassical, and rococo.
Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique, persian rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our galleries in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of vintage persian, oriental antique kilim rugs and carpets with your own eyes and hands.
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