Vintage Spanish Rug BB2630
A mid 20th century Spanish rug, the caramel field with an overall polychrome design of exotic animals and whimsical trees within a sand border with monochrome animals.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their Vintage oriental 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 in NYC. 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 area rugs to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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