Vintage Spanish Carpet BB3783
Vintage Spanish Carpet Description:
A mid 20th century Spanish style rug, the pale camel field with an overall pattern in dusty rose of restrained scrolling vinery and minor flowerheads within a dusty rose vinery and tendril border.
Retaining the idiosyncratic structure of the Spanish knot, early Hispano-Moresque rug weavers employed the method of a single-warp knot in their antique 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 Spanish vintage style rugs. 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.