ARTS & CRAFTS RUGS Beyond the store’s large inventory of antique rugs, The Persian Carpet has also developed a niche line of iconic Arts & Crafts-period rugs, sold nationwide. Some are reproductions of originals by William Morris and his contemporaries; others are new designs inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright window or an Art Nouveau tile. What’s commendable about these reproductions is the availability of original colorways, as opposed to designs recolored for contemporary decorating. The rich colors assure that the rugs fit beautifully in period rooms, complementing the era’s palette, wallpapers, fabrics, and pottery. The Persian Carpet offers several designs by or after the English architect C.F.A. Voysey. This is ‘ The Duleek’, designed in 1903 as a madras fabric and later produced as a carpet sold by Liberty’s of London. It depicts a tranquil forest in tones of teal, apple green, and olive; available in multiple sizes. The Persian Carpet, persiancarpet.com 53
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