Vintage Spanish Carpet BB2885
Vintage Spanish Carpet Description:
An early 20th century Spanish rug, the camel field with an overall pale sage green lozenge lattice formed of wavy lines and containing hooked vinery within a complementary scrolling vinery 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 Vintage oriental 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 in NYC to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.