Sunday, February 23, 2014

Magic Carpets: The Wild Ones

Saving the best for last. In the official carpet and rug world, these pieces would probably be classified as outsider art. Untamed designs and the wild use of color point to innocent genius.

The most sedate of the group, this pile floral rug has lost a lot of its color. Notice the leaf designs that create the grid for the flower motifs: small leaves similar to a feather design running in one direction, and single leaves end-to-end in the other direction.



The ragged edges on the next rug suggest that it has received much wear.
It must have glowed in the dark when it was new!


One rarely finds dates on rugs so this pile rug is unusual with its "1984" worked into the design.



This dark pink rug still sings and dances despite years of wear.










This rug is right off the charts. In my mind, it's so ugly it's cute.
















And last, but not least, and my favorite as well: an eight-pointed star design. It must be the stars that please me--so quilt-like. Or is it the wild colors and crazy border?

Drat! I should've taken this one home, too. 

When so many gorgeous rugs are displayed at a craft show, they overwhelm the spectator. It is difficult to "see" much of anything. I have enjoyed taking a second and closer look and I hope you have enjoyed the magic of these rugs and carpets as well.

7 comments:

Silvana Vituriano said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!

Norma Schlager said...

What a treat! I also like those stars, they just sparkle.

Carole Reid said...

Hello, Nadia. Thank you for taking me on a magical carpet ride! How does one choose with so many patterns and colours available?
Caught up on your posts while on this ride. I hope you are well. I hope you can begin to believe in "Santa" again. Take care. xo Carole

Ms. said...

In our gray city Winter still, these bright rugs could take the chill off anything.

KhadijaTeri said...

maybe these were done by novices... or kids, or maybe someone using up bits of extra yarn? Too wild for me!

Tonya Ricucci said...

so fun. ooooh, the 1984 quilt is AMAZING!!!!

jude said...

i love these, i love carpets