Doris Leslie Blau Collection Traditional European Inspired Beige Handmade Rug N11302 11'7" × 22'3" $29,000
This contemporary flat weave cotton rug inspired by traditional European design is hand knotted in wool and silk. The Floral carpet features an all-over design of elaborate, scrolling stylized imagery of pine cones, vines, flowers and various abstractions in a gold-yellow hue against a field of abrashed hunter green gradually fading into a lighter shade from one end of the carpet for sale to the other.
While the design is ornate enough at times to evoke certain aspects of French Savonnerie modern shag rugs, there is also a vague Oriental feel about the contemporary carpet, with a hint of European Deco in the free-flowing abstraction of the patterns. The result is an intriguing amalgam of multiple weaving traditions. The use of hand-knotted wool and silk increases the uniqueness and collectors’ value of the European-inspired piece, and makes it stand out among mass-produced textiles.
Doris Leslie Blau carries an exceptional collection of original modern rugs in many styles and materials. Contemporary hand-made rugs are a bridge throughout history, they are the fruit of the constant evolution of the weaving craft that has accompanied men since the dawn of civilization.
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Traditional European Inspired Beige Handmade Rug N11302