Textile Art

The discovery of dyed flax fibres in a cave in the Republic of Georgia dated to 34,000 BCE suggests textile-like materials were made even in prehistoric times and are more etched in our history, culture and lives than we actually know. Both ancient and contemporary textiles are becoming increasingly sought after by collectors interested in the art of cultures from around the world and more Designers are Using Rug Art or Vintage Textiles on Walls and Redefining Textile Art by using them as applied arts and rich decorative objects.

— a field sometimes termed ‘ethno-aesthetics’.

Textile Art and antique rugs are part of an artistic weaving tradition that spans the globe.

Over thousands of years, textiles completed an incredible evolution from a humble handcraft to a high art with extreme aesthetic and cultural value. Artistic textile weaving is a diverse tradition that accommodates all of the cultures that embrace the craft. Textiles are pure cultural artifacts that reflect local superstitions and often have artistic immunity from outside influences.

In its most rudimentary form, textile weaving was a way to produce clothing and practical cloths for daily use. As technology advanced, textiles became more and more artistic. Embroidered embellishments and complex woven decorations helped these cultural textiles become a great art form. The function of these artistic textiles is not purely decorative, however. Some shamanic cloths from Laos were used in rituals while Kente cloth garments were made for prestigious members of the community.

Vintage Textiles from Europe often feature refined decorations and elaborate compositions that are purely decorative. Chinese rank badges, on the other hand, use flamboyant symbols that were part of a complex status system. Even the small country of Uzbekistan has a unique textile tradition in the decorative suzanis, which certainly qualify as works of art.

These beautiful textiles are highly complex assemblages that require many labor-intensive processes. Phenomenal Ikat fabrics and the flamboyant fabrics used in Chyrpi coats require dyed threads to be arranged in elaborate patterns before the weaving begins. African Kente cloths are woven in narrow pieces that are stitched together, and this time-consuming technique produces a distinctive checkerboard effect.

Hand made Textiles have alluring decorative features that are supported by layers of symbolism. These works of art don’t only have fabulous colors and exceptional decorations. They also have a particular texture and visual style that can enrich any interior.

These outstanding textiles are multi-dimensional works of art that are made to be appreciated old textiles from around the world still represent the foundation of ancient traditions that these handicrafts were built upon.

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  • Antique romantic scene tapestry | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design 1

    Antique romantic scene tapestry

    This Antique romantic scene tapestry is of utmost beauty and full of life. As most of the European Tapestries used to be draped on the walls of castles for their shear importance and heritage, this one is also full of fine intricate details

    5’2×6’7

    #33082
  • Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01 | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Fleece

    Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01

    100 % hand woven with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color: Beige

     

     

    #32969-1
  • Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01  | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Fleece

    Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color : Fleece

     

    #32969-2
  • Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01 | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Gray Day

    Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

     

    Color: Grey Day

     

    #32969-3
  • Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01  | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara .

    Ziegler & Co Modern OAK01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color: Blue dew

     

    #32969-4
  • Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color: Tribal

    #32971-1
  • Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color: Tribal Earth

    #32971-2
  • Ziegler & Company Custom Rug Sample | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara tribal sky

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    color: Tribal sky

    #32971-3
  • Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color:Tribal Gray

    #32971-4
  • Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color: Tribal Sand

    #32971-5
  • vZiegler & Co Modern ON01

    Ziegler & Co Modern ON01

    100 % hand woven rug with natural dyed wool. This rug can be custom made in any size, any shape, and any color.

    Color; Tribal Blue

    #32971-6
  • Swedish Patterned Textile | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets| Santa Barbara

    Swedish Patterned Textile

    Sale! $1,795.00 $895.00

    Swedish Textile 1950 Circa is made of wool with cotton foundation. Featuring unique designs and vibrant colors like red, blue, and yellow.

    1’7×4’9

    #27878
  • Vintage Turkish Kelim Prayer rug

    Vintage Turkish Kelim Prayer rug

    These 1950’s Vintage Turkish Kelim Prayer rug is from eastern central Anatolia, Turkey. These colorful, reversible and long-lasting rugs are collected for their splendid arrangement of colors and patterns. Antique kilim rugs are hand-woven using wool and cotton with an extra backing added for support.

    3’3×6

    #32442
  • Antique Navajo Rug Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $3,000.00 $1,500.00

    Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    2’5×5

    #32441
  • Harvest Dance Tapestry

    Harvest Dance Tapestry

    These splendid tapestries used to be draped on the walls of castles for insulation during winter.  The fine intricate details are made by hand.

    7×7’3

    #32384
  • Mali Mud Cloth Santa barbara Design Center

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $260.00 $130.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an lively accent piece for your home.

    3’4×4’7

    #32342
  • Mali Mud Cloth Santa barbara Design Center

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $260.00 $130.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an beautiful accent piece for your home. Irregularities (which adds character) can be spotted due to it’s age.

    3’7×5’1

     

    #32343
  • Mali Mud Cloth

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $260.00 $130.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an lively accent piece for your home.

    4’7×3’3

    #32340
  • Mali Mud Cloth Santa barbara Design Center

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $200.00 $139.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an vibrant  accent piece for your home. 4’10×5’8

    #32352
  • Batik Antique Tapestry 32322

    Batik Antique Tapestry

    This Batik antique tapestry tells a story that has been stamped with Ink. This would make a wonderful conversation piece and would add character to any room.

    4’2×6’8

    #32322
  • Dyed Mud CLoth Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32299

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $211.00 $102.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an beautiful accent piece for your home. Irregularities (which adds character) can be spotted due to it’s age.

    3’4×4’11

    #32299
  • Vintage Turkish Kelim & more Oriental Carpets

    Vintage Turkish Kelim

    Sale! $1,780.00 $890.00

    These 1950’s Vintage Turkish Kelim Rugs are from eastern central Anatolia, Turkey. These colorful, reversible and long-lasting rugs are collected for their splendid arrangement of colors and patterns. Antique kilim rugs are hand-woven using wool and cotton. Find one of our resplendent kelims to brighten up your floor or your wall.

    3’3×6

    #32296
  • Antique Navajo Rug Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $1,990.00 $995.00

    Antique Navajo Rug with lovely all-natural dyed coloring. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    3’3×4’11

    #32298
  • Antique Navajo Rug Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $2,400.00 $1,200.00

    Antique Navajo Rug with lovely all-natural dyed coloring. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    2’10×4

    #32297
  • Indigo Cloth Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $280.00 $139.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an beautiful accent piece for your home. Irregularities (which adds character) can be spotted due to it’s age.

    3’4×4’11

    #32295
  • Indigo Cloth 3'3x4

    Mali Mud Cloth

    Sale! $280.00 $139.00

    This Mali Mud Cloth is dyed by hand. This vibrant and beautiful blue will make an beautiful accent piece for your home. Irregularities (which adds character) can be spotted due to it’s age.

    3’3×4

    #32294
  • Suzani Coat Rugs and More

    Antique Suzani Coat

    Sale! $7,000.00 $3,500.00

    This antique Suzani coat is hand embroidered with exquisite detail. Many have floral designs on the inside. These wearable textiles give collectors a rare idea of the different styles and dress of 16th and 17th century

    Size : M

    #32290
  • Vintage Turkish Kelim Rugs & More Oriental Carpets8

    Vintage Turkish Kilim

    Sale! $7,980.00 $3,990.00

    These 1950’s vintage Turish Kilim Rugs are from eastern central Anatolia, Turkey. These colorful, reversible and long-lasting rugs are collected for their splendid arrangement of colors and patterns. Antique kilim rugs are hand-woven using wool and cotton. Find one of our resplendent kelims to brighten up your floor or your wall.

    7×10’5

    #32259
  • Native American Blanket Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 27855

    Native American Blanket

    $3,950.00

    Native American blanket with bold designs. This is the perfect size for your doorway or as a chair throw.

    5’9×4’6

    #27855
  • Navajo Rug Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 28487

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $2,390.00 $1,195.00

    Antique Navajo Rug with lovely all-natural dyed coloring. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    2’11×4’5

    #28487

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