Textile Art by Agam
Textile Art - Textiles Art and antique rugs are part of an artistic weaving tradition that spans the globe. Over thousands of years, textiles completed an incredible evolution from a humble handcraft to a high art with extreme aesthetic and cultural value. Artistic textile weaving is a diverse tradition that accommodates all of the cultures that embrace the craft. Textiles are pure cultural artifacts that reflect local superstitions and often have artistic immunity from outside influences.
Textile Art By Corneille
In its most rudimentary form, textile weaving was a way to produce clothing and practical cloths for daily use. As technology advanced, textiles became more and more artistic. Embroidered embellishments and complex woven decorations helped these cultural textiles become a great art form. The function of these artistic textiles is not purely decorative, however. Some shamanic cloths from Laos were used in rituals while Kente cloth garments were made for prestigious members of the community. Textiles from Europe often feature refined decorations and elaborate compositions that are purely decorative. Chinese rank badges, on the other hand, use flamboyant symbols that were part of a complex status system. Even the small country of Uzbekistan has a unique textile tradition in the decorative Suzani embroideries, which certainly qualify as works of art.
Textile Art Antique Kaitag
These beautiful textiles are highly complex assemblages that require many labor-intensive processes. Phenomenal Ikat fabrics and the flamboyant fabrics used in Chyrpi coats require dyed threads to be arranged in elaborate patterns before the weaving begins. African Kente cloths are woven in narrow pieces that are stitched together, and this time-consuming technique produces a distinctive checkerboard effect.
Antique Kaitag Textile Art
Textiles have alluring decorative features that are supported by layers of symbolism. These works of art don't only have fabulous colors and exceptional decorations. They also have a particular texture and visual style that can enrich any interior. These outstanding textiles are multi-dimensional works of art that are made to be appreciated. Antique textiles from around the world still represent the foundation of ancient traditions that these handicrafts were built upon.
Textile Art By Marta Maas Fjatterstorm
Below is a selection of textile art in their various forms and textures
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38 Rugs Found in Textile Art
Full of history and whimsy, this vintage American hooked rug features a charming stylized portrait of General George Washington riding his iconic white horse.
This spectacularly styled vintage French tapestry features a fantastical naturalistic landscape scene decorated with stylized plants and ornate avian creatures.
Crafted in France, this vintage tapestry features an abstract cubist composition that explores the unique qualities and attributes of color, line, form and texture.
Created in France, this vintage Picasso art carpet showcases a stunning textile adaptation of 'The Red Armchair,' which captures the artist's signature style fully.
This delicately designed antique Uzbek Prayer Embroidery Textile features two thin black frames filled with white geometrical designs, and a rich gold background with colorfully patterned egg shapes, and a grey arch shape in the middle.
Style: Textile Origin: Peruvian Size:
3 ft 8 in x 4 ft 4 in
(1.12 m x 1.32 m)
This graphic vintage Peruvian textile features a splendid mirror-image pattern with angular llamas and quirky animal figures set over a lenticular background.
This fantastical signed tapestry showcases a spectacular abstract expressionist composition with stylized floral figures that have impressive graphic qualities.
Designed by the legendary Yaacov Agam, this stunning mid-century Israeli rug features bold op-art motifs that capture the essence of each unmoving geometric shape.
This hand-woven rug from India was designed by the greatest abstract master of the 20th centuryPablo Picasso.
Instantly recognized as a universal symbol of peace, this vintage Picasso art carpet expresses a powerful concept using modern iconography and thematic details.
Evocative of a fashionable alpine holiday, this distinctive vintage Missoni art carpet depicts a stylized collage-like collection of Europe's famous ski resorts.
This vintage quilt depicts a spectacular Scandinavian interpretation of the famous log cabin pattern, which demonstrates the creative ingenuity of craftspeople.
Featuring a Pierre Olofsson work, this vintage velvet tapestry is an op-art masterpiece with dynamic colors and abstract forms that create tantalizing illusions.
Primary colors of red, blue and yellow with restrained use of black and muted blue-green comprise the palate for crisply executed abstract geometric shapes juxtaposed in sharp contrast against a pale grey-mauve background.
Produced during the mid-20th century, this sophisticated vintage Scandinavian carpet depicts a graphic pattern of fractured tiles rendered in rich, cool blue hues.
This extraordinary modernist / Bauhaus French flat weave, taken from Wassily Kandinsky's watercolor "Horizontales," is a masterpiece of Abstract Expressionism.
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