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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Mexican textile Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32200

    Dyed mud Cloth

    Sale! $278.00 $139.00

    This Dyed mud Cloth is the perfect way to dress up your coffee table or add a splash of color to your living room.

    2’9×5’4

    #32200
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  • Antique Ghalamkari 27703 Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Ghalamkari Textile

    Sale! $4,980.00 $2,430.00

    The Ghalamkari textile is derived from the Persian words ghalam (pen) and kari (craftsmanship) This has been hand-painted or stamped with wooden block using  natural dyes. It is an old craft that has been used as a conduit for their artistic creativity by the Iranian graphic designers.

    #27703
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  • Ottomon Suzani Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 27701.

    Ottoman Suzani

    Sale! $5,950.00 $2,895.00

    The glistening russet and gold of embroidered Ottoman Suzani textiles has inspired western interiors for half a century Interior designers and home owners alike have fallen for the charm of these exquisite and ancient tribal works of art. Not only do they have a fascinating history, but the antique suzani is becoming collectable.

    5’9×7’7

    #27710
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  • Crystal Navjo Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 5

    Crystal Navajo Rug

    Sale! $3,698.00 $1,849.00

    Crystal Navajo Rug with lovely all-natural dyed coloring. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    2’11×5’1

    #32182
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  • Navajo Rugs & More 28140

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $5,940.00 $2,970.00

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

    2’11×4’5

    #32181
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  • Navajo Guando rugs & more Oriental Carpets

    Antique Navajo Rug

    Sale! $5,580.00 $2,790.00

    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

    #28140
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  • Handloom Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Hand Painted Handloom

    $2,950.00

    Modern Abstract hand woven and painted from India.

    6’3×8

    #32120
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  • Antique Aashqai Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Persian Qashqai Bagface

    This Khamseh Bagface circa 1880 is in amazing condition. The colors and quality have only gotten better with time. This bagface is opened so you can use this piece as a cover for a small table or a treasure chest. Fellow Rugoholics will appreciate this antique as much as we do!

    2’1×2’7

     

    #32098
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  • Indian Kilim Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 30295

    Indian Kilim

    Sale! $4,990.00 $2,495.00

    Indian Kilim carpets come in a variety of patterns and colors. The patterns are mostly rectangular or flowery with pointed features which have to do with the weaving technique used.

    5’9×9’1

    #32095
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  • Antique Mexican Textile Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

    Antique Mexican Maximilian Saltillo

    Circa 1865. This rare Maximilian Saltillo blanket is difficult to find. These floral designs are rare when it comes to this type of blanket. This is a piece of history you wont want to pass up.

    5’11×3’9

    #31992
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  • Japanese Scroll 31987 Rugs & More

    Japanese Textile

    This rare Japanese textile is made with silk gold thread and is hand panted by artists in the 19th century.

    5’4×1’4

    #31987
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