An original Arts & Craft design from Donegal Carpets of Killybegs, Ireland circa 1895. This rug, named “Banks” is now at home in St. Paul, MN after it was purchased at the 13th Annual Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Mighty oak trees in the border and a simple, repeating lattice in the field, with a fabulous Green and a Plum color so dark it looks brown. I don’t think a rug design can get more English Arts & Crafts than this. We had about 10 rugs at the show, but the Banks rug stayed rolled up under a table almost until the end. I had forgotten how beautiful…
Voorhees Craftsman in Pasadena, CA are true Arts & Crafts furniture makers who made these two mission style oak settles and then paired them with our green version of the Magnolia 2 design. Shown here in 8×10 from the GuildCraft Carpets Voysey Collection and one of our strongest sellers. What a beautiful combination.
Here is a photo of the GuildCraft Carpets Arts & Crafts style rug Magnolia 3 next to a fabulous fireplace. The whole room is fabulous, actually. I love the Mission style chairs and tables, and the glass in the built-ins. Everything in the room just works! This photo sent to us by Fowler & Moore Interiors, the design firm that put this room together. We are flattered that Magnolia was included in such a fine setting.
We’re very happy to be an industry partner of the GoodWeave’s organization, which works to end child labor and improve working conditions in the rug industry. The following videos about GoodWeave’s unique market-based approach was part of CNN’s Freedom Project. You can learn more about GoodWeave’s accomplishments on their website. Part One: Part Two: Part Three:
Chhamu one is one of the many children rescued from slavery and currently receiving an education through the efforts of the GoodWeave organization. Read her story here. With every purchase from Guildcraft Carpets, you help to make this work possible! Thank you for your support.