Oriental Rugs Dictionary


C.F.A Voysey (1857-1941), painter, designer and architect followed the lead of William Morris and emerged as a key leader of the Art Nouveau movement in English textiles. Full blooms, twinning foliage, and occasionally animals make up for favorite Voysey themes, all ripe with a sense of nature reinterpreted by human artistry. With a contract for designs by Voysey, the Morton brothers set up several workshops in the Donegal county, Ireland, where impoverished villagers would do skilled hand knotting at a competitive rate.