Vintage Spanish Rug BB3188
Vintage Spanish Rug Description:
A second quarter 20th century Spanish style rug, the sand field with a restrained overall pattern of blue and gold hooked tendrils and vinery and sage green serrated leaves within a stylized intersecting 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 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 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 New York to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.