A Beautifully Patterned Antique English Boteh Paisley Design Wilton Carpet, Weaving Origin Country: England, Circa Woven Date: Early 20th century – A closely arrayed pattern of Persian rug origin using paired ‘Boteh’ or Paisley design forms in a range of rich colors repeats as an allover design across the field of this dazzling antique English Wilton carpet. The main border consists of lush palmettes arranged in a connected linear or vertical sequence as a ‘candelabra’ pattern on an ivory ground, with various smaller borders of simpler vine scrolls. The coloration like the design itself is closely related to luxurious embroidered Kashmir shawls, which may actually have served as the immediate models for this carpet.
The beautiful antique rugs Wilton are machine made rugs that were first created in strips or panels and then seamed together to create the final complete piece. This process enabled the Wilton manufacturing to produce a variety of rug sizes, with the same base design, rather quickly and at reduced price points of their handwoven rug counterparts. This made these area rugs and carpets quite accessible and desirable to those who were looking for beautiful Oriental rugs but needed rugs that were less expensive as they simply could not afford to purchase the area rugs that were genuine hand woven examples. This quick and efficient process also enabled people to buy / order rugs in custom tailored sized that wee made specifically based on their specifications.
Needless to say, this antique English Wilton boteh paisley design carpet is a beautiful and decorative rug. For those who are buying rugs for their homes, and love the more rustic area rugs, then this is the kind of piece that could fit the bill. It will certainly add a splash of artistic sophistication, colors and warms to almost any interior design style.