William Morris Runner Fragment BB6442 4'2" × 25'0" $16,000
The author of this majestic antique rug is an absolute icon of Arts and Crafts vintage rugs textile design, William Morris. His great work was aimed at the development of traditional craftsmanship with the application of simple forms, and often medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration in contradiction to the overwhelming mass machine production of disposable low-quality goods which prevailed at the turn of the industrial century.
This mesmerizing and imposing arts and crafts style area rug runner proudly bears an allover, repetitive botanical design of meandering vines which form ornamental medallions with foliage and flower heads. This curvilinear thicket is executed in warm and appealing color palette consisting of caramel, rosewood, baby pink, forest green, fuchsia and ivory shades, with delicate touches of dark brown, against the stone blue background. The main field is embraced by the equally compelling series of borders in which one may find both geometric motifs as well as a dense stylized leaf pattern.
This truly romantic composition of rug has a chance to bring the atmosphere of the bucolic English countryside to absolutely any interior, from classic to contemporary. Although over a hundred years old, this antique Arts and Crafts rug runner remains in perfect condition and will surely serve its owners for generations as it was masterfully hand-woven of the finest wool according to old and refined techniques.
William Morris Runner Fragment BB6442
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