Abstract Art Deco Tapestry


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Art Deco, or Arts Décoratifs, is a visual arts movement that emerged from France just prior to the start of World War I and ended just before the outbreak of World War II. Art Deco is recognized for its bold colors and geometric patterns, high quality craftsmanship and luxury materials, and the exotic influence of the Middle and Far East. Textiles, upholstery and carpets played an important role in this movement, with inspirations for its designs being drawn from ballet stage sets and costume design.

Abstract Design refers to a style of composition in the visual arts using color, line, and form without creating the actual representation of objects in the physical world. It is a design using geometric symbols to represent feelings, thoughts, and processes. Early cultures used simple geometric shapes, lines and forms, for symbolic significance and decoration; more recently, artists seeking a new paradigm to reflect changes taking place in science, technology, and philosophy, broke away from centuries of tradition that incorporated perspective to represent reality. Abstract Design Modern Carpets draw inspiration from the abstract designs of the last century, but are woven more recently.

Tapestries are thick, textile fabric with images or designs achieved through weaving or embroidery, used as wall or furniture coverings. They often depict religious or historical scenes, particularly when used as wall hangings. They may be large or small, or come in sets depicting a single theme. Kings often commissioned tapestries to commemorate victory in battle, which they could take with them from castle to castle. The most famous tapestry is the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman conquest of Britain.

French carpet production, encouraged by Henry IV, used Turkish rugs as a template. Later, rugs, known as Savonnerie, after the soap factory outside of Paris where they were produced, drew on Dutch and Flemish paintings and textiles for inspiration and contained floral and military motifs. Rug production also began in Aubusson in the mid-1700s, and other cities as well, but the golden age came to an end with the start of the French Revolution. Several decades after the revolution, in the 1820s, rug production moved to Gobellins, where royal tapestries and other items were made.

We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.

Design: Abstract Art Deco Tapestry
Style: Art Deco French Design Tapestry
Origin: France
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Gold, Lavender, Chartreuse
Size: 7' X 9'8"
Rug Number:
70002501