Vintage Spanish Rug BB3738
A mid 20th century Spanish ton-sur-ton area rug, the caramel field with a beige vinery and floral motif trellis overall within a 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 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 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 Spanish style rugs to compete with the sophisticated French workshops of Aubusson and Savonnerie.
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