Mainie Jellett (1897 – 1944) was one of Ireland’s finest painters of the 20th century. She was part of the explosion of ‘Modernism’ of 1920’s Europe and was a notable contributor to the ‘Art Deco’ movement that revolutionised thinking in design, colour and composition.
Mainie Jellett made many rug designs through the latter part of the 1920’s and into the 1930’s. The current collection of rugs, made by Ceadogán Rugs at their workshops in Co. Wexford, are based on her original gouache drawings and have been produced by kind permission of the representatives of the Jellett estate.
All the rugs are made with 100% pure wool but can also be made using silk/wool (55%/45%) mix. The rugs are produced in limited editions of 10.
As one of the most important and defining artists of the 20th century, Mainie Jellett was Ireland’s forerunner in the explosion of ‘Modernism’ and the ‘Art Deco’ movement, which revolutionised thinking in design, colour and composition.
Under the influence and encouragement of Eileen Gray, who she met in 1922 through a mutual friend, Jellett designed a series of rugs, though few were ever made during her lifetime. Ceadogán Rugmakers have been privileged to have been approached by her trustees, to produce these designs, which are essentially pieces of art. We produce twelve of her rugs, based on her original gouache drawings, in limited editions of ten.
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