Collection of beautiful vintage rugs from the 1920's - 1970's
Vintage Rugs - The term "vintage" when applied to rugs, is used to describe those rugs that were produced during the middle part of the 20th century and through the 1970's (for the most part).
The vintage rugs showcase what the 20th century was largely defined by experimentation and innovation in the arts, industries, the sciences and popular culture. Typically, mid-century vintage rugs were produced between the 1920's and 1970's explore the boundaries and pushes the limits of textural and visual style to create rug designs that provide a strong sensory experience.
The diversity seen in the production of vintage rugs may be one of the secrets behind their renewed popularity. These marvelous carpets feature formal geometric motifs, whimsical folk-art influences and colorful Deco inspired designs that are truly abstract. Whether collectors and designers are seeking a luxurious long-pile Rya or charming flat-woven vintage rugs from Scandinavia, the most versatile and colorful rugs that are vintage, make superb statement pieces. In the 21st century, the world has a renewed interest in the vintage rugs that thrilled modern design aficionados years ago.
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The production of the vintage rugs that followed the art Deco period was increasingly experimental and avant-garde. In Europe, the works of mid century modern artists were celebrated in phenomenal vintage rugs that were woven in France and Europe's oldest weaving centers. Like any Renaissance, this transitional period welcomed innovators and ushered in outstanding artistic personalities.
These innovators of classical modernism influenced the trends that supported the popularity of vintage rugs during the mid 20th century. The functional, luxurious rugs of the past were replaced by modern fresh new statement pieces that were elevated from their standard purpose as decorative floor coverings and were featured and celebrated as works of art.
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