Aubusson Runner N11653 3'6" × 19'4" $10,000
This magnificent runner was inspired with the opulent and palatial Aubusson rug craftsmanship. Its long body bears a bold botanical design incorporating stylized meandering foliage and flowers exuding baroque aesthetics, enclosed within a decorative border with an intriguing twist of traditional oriental kilim motifs.
This unobvious yet properly balanced combination is kept in a warm color palette including royal indigo, rosewood and gold shades against sandy beige background with deep camel edges. The Aubusson-inspired runner is splendid not only due to its mesmerizing pattern but also masterful execution.
It was thoroughly hand-knotted of the finest wool in accordance with old and refined weaving techniques which allowed exceptionally high knot density. It will surely serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear, pleasing the eyes, hands and feet with its soft and tender pile. As every runner, this one will be perfect for all staircases, hallways, corridors and ample rooms, where it has a chance to bring in some of its royal charm and classic elegance.
Although the majority of people associate carpets with certain shagginess, flat weave rugs constitute a substantial part of the profound weaving heritage. Flat, hand-woven modern area rugs have widely contributed to the development of rug-making techniques as they represent one of the basic forms of woven textiles. They are made without a pile and build upon the intertwining warp and weft. The simplicity and lightness of flatweaves mustn’t be taken for a sign of inferiority. On the contrary, the slightly simplified making techniques allow weavers to create ingenious pieces, often with an ethnic vibe, distinguished by appealing designs and incredible durability.
Aubusson Runner N11653