Vintage Spanish Rug BB0915
An early 20th century Spanish vintage rug, the tan field with an allover trellis of cusped roundels and cartouches, and stylized beige and black vinery within a curling tendril and rosette border.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque antique rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their carpets. The original bright red and blue colorations of these antique Spanish 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 carpets for sale to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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