A large green antique Arts and Crafts Donegal rug made in Ireland, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Irish Rugs, Circa date: 1920’s -This charming antique Irish rug from the Emerald Isles was produced in the 1920’s and is an excellent example of a true Arts and Crafts movement piece. 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.
This magnificent antique arts & crafts Donegal is reminiscent of the iconic William Morris rugs and features a repeating design that seems as if it were cut from a larger work and continues beyond the borders. The artistic borders contain a similar design to the field, which makes it a perfect blend and compliment to the overall artistic impact of this magnificent work of art.
This piece is full of charm and character and is the perfect addition to any room within organic, earthy feel. It is versatile and would go well in a traditional setting, or it could serve as a point of interest in a modern or even Scandinavian design. This is a truly unique antique rug that will add an artistic quality to the room and serve as both a focal point and a conversation piece.