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

117 Rugs Found in Textile Art

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Marta Maas 47555

Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Marta Maas 47555 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 3 in (0.38 m x 0.38 m)

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Vintage Hans Krondahl Tapestry 48492

Vintage Hans Krondahl Tapestry 48492 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Textiles

1 ft 6 in x 1 ft 6 in (0.46 m x 0.46 m)

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Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584

Vintage Swedish Kilim by Marta Maas 47584 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

1 ft 4 in x 1 ft 6 in (0.41 m x 0.46 m)

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Beautiful and Fine Antique Persian Textile 3137

Persian Antique Textile 3137 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

3 ft 10 in x 1 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 0.56 m)

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Vintage Missoni Textile 46674

Vintage Missoni Textile 46674 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

2 ft x 2 ft (0.61 m x 0.61 m)

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Vintage Tapestry by Hans Krondahl 48493

Vintage Tapestry by Hans Krondahl 48493 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Textiles

1 ft 10 in x 2 ft 1 in (0.56 m x 0.63 m)

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Vintage Colombian Embroidery 46453

Vintage Needlepoint Colombian Rug 46453 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Colombian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

2 ft 1 in x 2 ft 3 in (0.63 m x 0.69 m)

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Vintage Tapestry by Hans Krondahl 48490

Vintage Tapestry by Hans Krondahl 48490 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Textiles

2 ft 9 in x 2 ft 11 in (0.84 m x 0.89 m)

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Antique Greek Embroidery 41492

Antique Greek Embroidery 41492 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: European Rugs »
Style: Textiles

2 ft 9 in x 3 ft (0.84 m x 0.91 m)

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Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561

Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

6 ft x 3 ft 6 in (1.83 m x 1.07 m)

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Vintage Verner Panton Textile Gradient 47706

Vintage Verner Panton Textile 47706 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

3 ft 10 in x 3 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 1.17 m)

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