For years I have been fascinated by William Morris’ achievement in carpet design and manufacture. His efforts to revive the craft of carpet weaving and his introduction of original patterns led to a succession of a whole new movement in Britain.
Rugs of the arts and crafts movement are now extremely rare. They were never woven in large quantity like the oriental rugs. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, carpet weaving went through such a renaissance that the passion of this art lead those away from other professions.
A feeling of liberation pervaded the movement. Morris led, Voysey, Morton, and Mackintosh followed. They created not just a style, but the style of the twentieth century decorative arts.
Among the noblest of the movement’s achievements was its carpets.
– Nader Bolour Owner of Doris Leslie Blau
Below, a visual tour of the Arts & Crafts Movement, including rare pieces that we have the privilege of making available to you.