Vintage Spanish Rug BB2524
A second quarter 20th century Spanish area rug, the creamy caramel field with delicate and whimsical flowering vinery trellis overall within a blue leafy vinery border.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their vintage style area rugs. 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 antique oriental rugs to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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