William Morris Runner Fragment BB6495 2'2" × 19'5" $23,000
This imposing and poignant runner was created by the icon of Arts and Crafts runner textile design, William Morris. The prominent designer believed in traditional craftsmanship based on simple forms, and often medieval, whimsical, or folk styles of decoration as a contradiction to the overwhelming industrialization, stripped off all signs of artistry, quality and romanticism. The magnificent fragment runner is the embodiment of William Morris’ idealistic and mesmerizing fashion. Its vast body proudly bears an all-over botanical pattern composed of densely meandering vines with pronounced flower heads and foliage.
This curvilinear thicket is executed in warm and appealing shades of caramel, rosewood, baby pink, forest green, fuchsia and ivory, with delicate touches of dark brown, against the Aegean and stone blue background. The whole composition brings to mind blooming gardens in a bucolic English countryside. Due to such serene appeal, this fabulous runner will have a chance to bring in some of its tranquility and charm to a wide variety of interior arrangements. It will be perfect for all vast spaces, transitional rooms, staircases and corridors.
Although over a hundred years old, this antique rug is in perfect condition which it owes to the masterful hand-execution of the finest wool in accordance with old and refined weaving techniques. If properly maintained, it will surely serve its future owners for generations without any signs of wear.
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 antique, vintage Persian, arts and crafts area rugs and vintage carpets with your own eyes and hands.
William Morris Runner Fragment BB6495