A Spanish Carpet

Size(ft) DEPRECATED: 
11'2" x 13'8"
Size(cm) DEPRECATED: 
340 x 417
Size: 
11'2" x 13'8" - 340cm x 417cm

Origin:

Period: 
C 1940
Price: 
Upon request
Materials: 
Wool pile, wool warp & weft
Item#: 
16035
Condtion: 
Excellent
Notes: 
Antique French Savonnerie rugs exemplify the formal grace and elegance of classical European design. Savonneries originated in France when European taste turned away for a time from Oriental carpets in the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries. The production of Savonnerie rugs declined in the latter half of the eighteenth century, until 1805 when the designs were revived by Napoleon, During the Islamic occupation of the eleventh century, Medieval Spain was the first European country to make knotted pile rugs. The Hispano-Moresque society was a tremendously cultured civilization with diverse populations: Muslim Arab, Jewish, Christian and Berber, all intermingling for many centuries. In addition, other prevailing design influences came from Persia, Italy, and Fr