Vintage Irish Donegal Runner BB7422 4'6" × 12'0" $18,000
An Early 20th Century Irish Donegal rug with a geometric floral motif that connects horizontally and vertically on a blueish-green field within a stepped border.
The Arts and Crafts movement in England was initiated by William Morris during the 1870’s. The influence of his designs rapidly spread across Europe and North America and played a key role in shaping the creative life of Great Britain. The distinctive style of antique Arts and Crafts Rugs and carpets is defined and characterized by serpentine curvilinear and naturalistic floral patterns executed in a rich, dense palette. Rebelling against their rigid Victorian backgrounds, and the dehumanizing mechanization of the Industrial Age, proponents of the Arts and Crafts movement sought to re-establish the link between the artist and the craftsman, and art and industry. During the late 19th century Donegal (Ireland) became known for its fashionable Art Nouveau style vintage rugs, designed by such individuals as C F A Voysey and Alexander Morton. Take a look at the finest Irish Donegal antique area rugs below.
Vintage Irish Donegal Runner BB7422