Antique needlepoint Rug BB0650
Antique needlepoint Rug Description:
An early 20th century needlepoint rug, the black field with an allover tile pattern of similar floral sprays separated by tan lines with small medallions with flowerheads at their intersections.
European carpet production was introduced to Europe by the Moors of Spain between the eighth and thirteenth centuries. While Oriental rugs initially had a significant influence on European rugs designs, various regions came to develop their own unique styles and techniques over time. In France, starting in the seventeenth century, factories in Savonnerie and Aubusson began producing some of the most exceptional antique area rugs of the last few centuries. From 1660 until 1743 Savonnerie was a manufacture royal, carrying out commissions for pile rugs and carpets specifically designed for the Royal Palaces. In England, high-quality rug production in the town of Axminster in the late 18th century gradually paved the way for the Arts and Crafts rugs in NYC in the late nineteenth century when William Morris designed a pattern for an Axminster rug.