French Antique Aubusson Rugs

Aubusson is a town in south-central France in which Aubusson rugs originated. Initially, the region was known mostly for its tapestry, but from the mid-16th till the 19th century, the carpet weaving had been flourishing there. Later the situation altered, and the production of Aubusson-style products had to be relocated to other places on account of high taxation. As a consequence, today we can come across just a few restorer's studios and workshops there.