Antique Irish Arts and Crafts Deign Area Rug 40419
This medallion carpet from Donegal, Ireland, features an opulent medallion with deeply serrated edges woven in an elegant color palette inspired by the Polonaise carpets imported from Persia.
Antique European Irish Rug, Origin: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Circa: Turn of the Twentieth Century around 1900 – Irish carpets hold an important place in the long history of Ireland adaptations of oriental rugs. This antique Irish rug is remarkable in its emulation of classic Polonaise carpets, a Persian type once thought to have been made in Poland. The medallion design, rich border, and the sinuous, flame-like drawing evokes the qualities of the classic original, but with a soft, buttery palette more reminiscent of Oushak carpets. Eminently decorative and collectible as well, this antique Irish rug has all the qualities desirable in a fine antique carpet. Beautifully woven and characterized by a precisely woven and compelling composition, this antique Irish carpet is a lovely example that is sure to elevate the beauty of almost any interior space.