Textile Art from the 5th Century - 1920's

Textile Art from the 5th Century - 1920's top hr

More Designers are Using Rug Art on Walls and Redefining Textile Art

Textile Art and antique rugs are part of an artistic weaving tradition that spans the globe.

Textile Art by Agam

Textile Art by Agam

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

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

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.

Textile Art

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. vintage textiles from around the world still represent the foundation of ancient traditions that these handicrafts were built upon.

Textile Art By Marta Maas Fjatterstorm

Textile Art By Marta Maas Fjatterstorm

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77 Rugs Found in Textile Art

Persian Antique Textile 3137

Style: Textiles
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 10 in x 1 ft 10 in
          (1.17 m x 0.56 m)
Despite its small size, this dazzling antique Persian textile is a lovely example: the quality of its drawing is apparent in the beautifully rendered golden detail work that appears throughout.

Vintage Colombian Embroidery 46453

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Colombian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 1 in x 2 ft 3 in
          (0.63 m x 0.69 m)
This brilliant example of Colombian needlework features a whimsical scene with colorful animals, people, plants and buildings set over a chic jewel-tone background.

Vintage American Hooked Rug Depicting George Washington 46899

Style: Textile Art
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 2 ft 3 in x 2 ft 3 in
          (0.69 m x 0.69 m)
Full of history and whimsy, this vintage American hooked rug features a charming stylized portrait of General George Washington riding his iconic white horse.

Vintage Cotton Italian Dinner Textile by Josef Frank 48206

Style: Textiles
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 1 in x 2 ft 5 in
          (1.24 m x 0.74 m)
An exciting work, this piece features the sort of design that makes Italian dinner textiles so unique: a fun and boisterous depiction of traditional Italian ingredients in their natural habitat.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 47683

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 7 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.79 m x 0.86 m)

Sale:

  • $3,900.00
This beautifully composed art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous interpretations of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 48012

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.86 m)
This striking mid-century art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous renditions of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

Vintage Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Rug 47694

Style: Textile Art
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 2 ft 10 in
          (0.81 m x 0.86 m)

Sale:

  • $3,600.00
A fantastic depiction of a Warhol classic, this vintage carpet is a very special composition.

Vintage Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Rug 48213

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 3 ft
          (0.81 m x 0.91 m)
In this delightful carpet, one of Warhol's most recognizable depictions of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe is set against a field of red in a delightful pop art style of high contrast.

Antique Greek Embroidery 41492

Style: Textiles
Origin: European Rugs
Size: 2 ft 9 in x 3 ft
          (0.84 m x 0.91 m)
Unique and full of excitement, this charming embroidery is replete with traditional, culturally important symbols and patterns, all presented in a unique format.

Vintage Peruvian Tapestry Rug by Arpillera 47868

Style: Textiles
Origin: Peruvian Textiles
Size: 2 ft 6 in x 3 ft 4 in
          (0.76 m x 1.02 m)
This intriguing Peruvian arpillera depicts the working class women of Lima, Peru going about their daily chores.

Joan Miro Inspired Tapestry Rug 47988

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 8 in x 3 ft 4 in
          (0.81 m x 1.02 m)
This exciting and decidedly modern composition is drawn in the style of the great Catalan artist Joan Miro, one of the great 20th century Surrealists.

Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561

Style: Textile Art
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 6 ft x 3 ft 6 in
          (1.83 m x 1.07 m)
This spectacularly styled vintage French tapestry features a fantastical naturalistic landscape scene decorated with stylized plants and ornate avian creatures.

Vintage Pablo Picasso Tapestry Rug 46872

Style: Textile Art
Origin: French Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.22 m)
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.

Antique Uzbek Prayer Embroidery Textile 47392

Style: Textiles
Origin: Uzbekistan Textiles
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.22 m)
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.

Vintage Swedish Rug Depicting Nils Holgersson 47561

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 3 in
          (0.97 m x 1.3 m)
Depicting the much-beloved Swedish character Nils Holgersson, flying on a goose, this whimsical Swedish rug is an absolute delight.

Vintage Peruvian Textile 46456

Style: Textiles
Origin: Peruvian Textiles
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.

Vintage Norwegian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto 47673

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 4 ft 6 in
          (1.04 m x 1.37 m)
A quintessentially modern carpet, this vintage French rug boasts a soothing pallet of blues and violets.

Vintage Pablo Picasso Rug 48120

Style: Textile Art
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 8 in x 4 ft 7 in
          (2.03 m x 1.4 m)
This remarkable carpet beautifully showcases Picasso's immediately recognizable style, boasting a cubist design of the highest order.

Lars Gynning Vintage Scandinavian Tapestry 48258

Style: Textiles
Origin: Scandinavian Rugs
Size: 2 ft 6 in x 4 ft 8 in
          (0.76 m x 1.42 m)
Somewhere between abstract and concrete, this alluring tapestry depicts a pair of dancers set against a background of rectilinear elements of various shades of red. The dancers are beautifully rendered.

Vintage Western Tapestry by Christina Bergh 48158

Style: Textiles
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 2 ft x 4 ft 9 in
          (0.61 m x 1.45 m)
This charming example beautifully showcases some of the finer nuances of Bergh's sophisticated style, especially in the way the colors interact with one another.

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