MICHAEL FITZSIMMONS DECORATIVE ARTS
Over 30 years specializing in the Arts & Crafts field

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The  Prairie School Collection carpets are based on carefully-researched motifs by Prairie School designers such as Wright-collaborator George Niedecken and others. There are four basic design motifs, shown below, and different coordinating layouts within the motifs.  This allows you to furnish your home with different designs using the same motif, or you can mix motifs for a more varied look.  In addition, each rug is available in two color palettes, Forest and Prairie.
    Made to order in any size, including runners, with custom colors also available. Click on the designs below to view a larger image and historic details.  Please contact us with any questions or to discuss your own specifics.  Send us your floor plans and we would be happy to suggest layouts.
The Kankakee The Springfield The Demmer The Woodlawn

Watercolor rendering by George Niedecken showing the rug layout for the Irving house in Decatur, Illinois by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Note the custom-sizing and different, but coordinating, pattern layouts.

 

The carpets are fashioned of the finest handspun New Zealand wool and vegetable or mineral dyes, hand-knotted in India by master craftspeople using centuries-old techniques passed down and perfected over generations and are RUGMARK-certified free of child labor.  Each carpet is individually handmade and may have slight variations befitting a hand-crafted work. These variations should not be considered a flaw, but a desirable mark of a handcrafted product; they contribute to each rug’s uniqueness and individual charm. We are proud to have a part in continuing this fine artistic tradition.

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