Oriental Rugs Dictionary

French Modernist Avant-Gard carpets

Many of the artists active in Paris during the first half of 20th Century have achieved a near legendary reputation. Building on the hard fought victory of generation that took on and defeated French academicism, they were forward-looking and ready to experiment. A number turned their talents to carpet design, at the instigation of a Frenchman, Marie Cuttoli. The carpets created for Galerie Marbor and its succesor, Galerie Lucie Weill, are among the myriad topics, both mainstream and obscure, covered in Sarah Sherrill's forthcoming Carpets and Rugs of Europe,and America, a wide ranging examination of carpet production and design in the west from the Middle Ages to late 20 Century.