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April 8, 2024
Aubusson Tapestry

A Brief Guide to Aubusson Tapestries

The exceptional craftsmanship and art of weaving Aubusson tapestry received international recognition when it was added to the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by […]
April 8, 2024
William Morris

A Profile on William Morris—-Arts and Crafts Movement and Tapestries

Above is our rare Antique Arts & Crafts William Morris Beige Brown And Pink Wool Floral Rug, SKU 12413, reflecting Morris’s unique design aesthetic known for […]
April 5, 2024
Erte

A Profile on Erté known as the “Father of Art Deco”

 “What would Harper’s Bazaar have been if it wasn’t for Erté?” – William Randolph Hearst  Between 1915 and 1937, the prolific artist Romain de Tirtoff, famously […]
April 5, 2024
Japandi

Japandi Style: The East-Meets-West Design as a Fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese Sensibilities

The term “Japandi” is a fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian design sensibilities. This unique multicultural style emerged when Danish designers began venturing to Japan, marking the […]
April 5, 2024
Danish Modern

A Brief Overview of the Danish Modern Design Movement of the 20th-Century

Danish Modern, or Scandinavian Modern, constitutes a design movement that surfaced in the mid-20th century, notably flourishing during the 1940s to the 1960s. Originating in Denmark, […]
April 4, 2024
Japonisme

A Guide to Japonisme Design Movement

Japonisme, a term coined to capture the profound fascination with Japanese art, unfolded in the West during the 19th century after Japan reopened its ports to […]
April 4, 2024
Art Povera Movement

A Brief Guide to Arte Povera Art Movement of the 1960s

The Tate’s inaugural gallery dedicated to Arte Povera, titled “Energy and Process,” presents an exploration of the vibrant movement that swept through Italy during the tumultuous […]
April 4, 2024
Vibeka Klint

A Profile on Vibeke Klint and her 20th-Century Danish Modern Designs

Vibeke Klint stands as a luminary figure in 20th-century Danish design, celebrated as the most significant Danish weaver and designer of her era. Her expansive life’s […]
April 3, 2024
European Tapestry

A Brief Introduction to Verdure Style of European Tapestries

Above is our Antique French Aubusson Tapestry featuring Chinoiserie-style pictorials, handwoven in wool circa 1660-1670. This 17-century Aubusson enjoys a bold depiction of Chinoiserie style pictorials […]
April 3, 2024
Mohair

A Guide to Mohair – The “Diamond Natural Fibre” for Rugs

Mohair speaks of Luxury.  Mohair rugs, derived from the wool of Angora goats traditionally raised in the highlands of Turkey, particularly around Ankara, give rise to […]
April 3, 2024
Chinese Art Deco

A Guide to Chinese Art Deco

Featured above is a vintage ode to Chinese Deco styles of the 1920s exemplifying classic frames in royal blue atop a luxurious beige-brown backdrop comfortably supporting […]
April 2, 2024
Anni Albers

A Profile on Bauhaus Master Anni Albers – The “Godmother of Textile Arts”

Anni Albers’s significance lies in her transformative impact on textiles, elevating weaving to the status of an art form. At a time when early 20th-century Western […]