Ecuadorian Animal Carpet

Size: 
5'11" x 7'10" - 180cm x 239cm

Origin:

Period: 
C 1940
Price: 
$3,900.00
Materials: 
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Item#: 
#16015
Condtion: 
Excellent-no restoration
Notes: 
Ecuadorian rugs and textiles have existed in the Andean Region since Pre-Columbian times. Upon the arrival of the Spanish in the 15th century, the rug industry in the region rapidly expanded. Due to this increased demand, the Spanish colonizers began producing large textile workshops in the highlands. This was the beginning of large-scale carpet production in the Andes. Significantly widespread incorporation of traditional folklore and motifs particular to Ecuador into rug production. While there are not a lot of Ecuadorian rugs on the market, what they lack in numbers they surely make up for in beauty.