Large Vintage Spanish Rug BB0079
A second quarter 20th century vintage round rug from Spain depicting feathers and crowns on an unusual sand-colored field with interesting greens and yellows, probably a design adopted from 17th century Cuenca carpets.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque area rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their large area rugs for sale. The original bright red and blue colorations of these antique Spanish style rugs have faded over time into the muted gold and blue tones now associated with antique Spanish carpets. Neoclassical and Turkish influenced pieces were made in the workshops of Quenca. In 1712 Charles III founded the Real Fabrica de Tapices Manufactory in Madrid and produced European style antique rugs nyc to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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