Square Size Antique Irish Donegal Rug 3328
This elegant and richly decorative antique Irish carpet as a classical antique Oushak Turkish carpet design of palmettes and cloud band vine scrolls.
Beautiful Arts and Crafts Design Square Size Antique Donegal Rug, Country of Origin: Ireland, Circa Date: 1900 - A beautiful square size carpet, blending of classic antique Oriental rug design with Western methods of production. Characterized by a classical Turkish Oushak rug design of palmettes and cloud-band vine-scrolls which float gracefully across the open persimmon ground of this elegant and richly decorative antique Irish carpet, this rare square size antique Irish Donegal rug is evocative of all those qualities most desired by Western consumers of Oriental rugs. A similar pattern of palmette vines repeats though the teal ground border of this piece, giving it a quality of profound balance. Though based on oriental patterns, the drawing and the coloration -- especially the lovely mixture of persimmon, teal, and goldenrod tones are distinctly Irish recalling the taste of contemporary arts and crafts rugs and textiles.