A large green antique Arts and Crafts Donegal rug made in Ireland, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Irish Rugs, Circa date: 1920’s -Made in Ireland, this antique Donegal rug features an all over design of roses, complete with roots. Even though many people think of shamrocks when they think of Ireland, the rose is also a traditional national emblem dating back to the 17th century.
The arts and crafts movement is characterized by a return to traditional folk art roots. It is a rejection of the industrialized manufacturing techniques and rejects the more realistic art of the Victorian era. The arts and crafts era designs themselves feature designs that often have a more simple and hand drawn quality, as is the case with magnificent Celtic rug. It appears as if the design were sketched by hand onto a canvas and shows the individual character of the artist.