Oversized Vintage Spanish Rug (Size Adjusted) BB4831 15'1" × 31'6" $120,000
One of the most formal Spanish rugs in the collection, this example has a lovely dark gray field beneath a trellis of architectural vinery in gold and red within a narrow gold vinery border.
During the Islamic occupation of the eleventh century, Medieval Spain was the first European country to make knotted pile extra large area rugs. The Hispano-Moresque society was a tremendously cultured civilization with diverse populations: Muslim Arab, Jewish, Christian and Berber, all intermingling for many centuries. In addition, other prevailing design influences came from Persia, Italy, and France. Along with tapestries, cushions, bed sets and chests, oriental style vintage area rugs were indispensable to the nomadic life of the Spanish nobility. In the fifteenth century, geometrically patterned Spanish antique rugs nyc and carpets from Alcaraz were embellished with figural panels and emblazoned with armorials of the noble patrons who commissioned them. Throughout the Renaissance, Spanish carpet and rug making closely followed the prevailing trends of European fashion by incorporating bold wreath and trellis-work designs.
Oversized Vintage Spanish Rug (Size Adjusted) BB4831