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.
Antique British carpets are rare. Having been introduced to the English in the late 1500s, most rugs were manufactured in the southeast, near Norwich. Towns such as Exeter, Moorefield, and Axminster hired weavers from Savonnerie to produce rugs. Prior to 1880, these carpets were handmade for royalty, since no one else could afford them. Weavers were hired and looms were built for them.Kidderminster, Worcestershire, is the name most closely associated with rug manufacturing from the industrial revolution. From about the mid-1700s until the early 1900s, mills there produced a reversible flat weave, resulting in the pattern appearing on both sides. Designs by William Morris, Charles Voysey, and Gavin Morto are still available today, and we have a selection for you to view upon request.
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: Art Deco Wool Carpet
Style: Art Deco Period English Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Mocha, Brown
Size: 7'10" X 11'01"
Rug Number: 70002381