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
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. 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
80 Rugs Found in Textile Art
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.
This brilliant vintage example of Colombian needlework features a whimsical scene with colorful animals, people, plants and buildings set over a chic jewel-tone background.
Full of history and whimsy, this vintage American hooked rug features a charming stylized portrait of General George Washington riding his iconic white horse.
An exciting work, this vintage 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.
A fantastic depiction of a Warhol classic, this vintage rug is a very special composition.
This beautifully composed art rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous interpretations of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
This striking vintage rug depicts one of Andy Warhol's famous renditions of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.
In this delightful vintage 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.
Unique and full of excitement, this charming embroidery is replete with traditional, culturally important symbols and patterns, all presented in a unique format.
This intriguing vintage rug, a Peruvian arpillera, depicts the working class women of Lima, Peru going about their daily chores.
This exciting and decidedly vintage rug's composition is drawn in the style of the great Catalan artist Joan Miro, one of the great 20th century Surrealists.
This spectacularly styled vintage French tapestry features a fantastical naturalistic landscape scene decorated with stylized plants and ornate avian creatures.
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.
Depicting the much-beloved Swedish character Nils Holgersson, flying on a goose, this whimsical Swedish rug is an absolute delight.
This graphic vintage Peruvian textile features a splendid mirror-image pattern with angular llamas and quirky animal figures set over a lenticular background.
A quintessentially modern carpet, this vintage French rug boasts a soothing pallet of blues and violets.
This remarkable carpet beautifully showcases Picasso's immediately recognizable style, boasting a cubist design of the highest order.
Delightfully imaginative and whimsical, this charming piece of textile art features a fanciful depiction of a monstrous figure, with the body of a bird and a strange, blue mammalian head.