Vintage Aubusson Needlepoint Floral Multi Color Area Rug with Tulip Border - One of a Kind!
This is a handmade Aubusson floral needlepoint area rug that features a delightful bouquet of blooming flowers in subtle shades of ivory, cream, and pink with flowing ribbons which compliment the forest green background surrounded by an antique tulip border.
Where to use this rug:
- Under a dining table that seats 6 (with chair legs off the rug).
- Partially under a bed.
- In front of a couch.
- The entrance of a foyer.
- Only One Available!
- Material: 100% Wool
Size: 4' x 6'
- Vintage rug in Excellent Condition
SHIPPING: USPS Retail Ground, approx. 9lbs
What is an Aubusson Rug?
Many of the early Aubussons were made in modified Oriental designs, some resembling Ushak medallion carpets. Taste soon changed to a range of Renaissance floral and architectural patterns similar to those in use at the Savonnerie and continued to reflect court and republican fashions up to the modernistic painterly concepts of the 20th century.
Aubusson carpet, floor covering, usually of considerable size, handwoven at the villages of Aubusson and Felletin, in the département of Creuse in central France. Workshops were established in 1743 to manufacture pile carpets primarily for the nobility, to whom the Savonnerie court production was not available. Aubusson carpets were, however, also made for the royal residences. Soon after the production of carpets began at Aubusson, the pileless tapestry technique previously in use in this district was adopted for so many of the carpets that the word Aubusson has become synonymous with a flat-woven French carpet, and it is not generally realized that piled rugs in numbers have been made there.*
*Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Aubusson carpet". Encyclopedia Britannica, 27 Sep. 2011, https://www.britannica.com/art/Aubusson-carpet. Accessed 16 February 2021.
Desirable Colors & Designs:
Aubusson rugs come in a variety of color palettes. Aubusson rugs in fresh clear are highly sought after as well as rugs that have dramatic colors such as black and gold combinations.
Buy a rug only when you love the colors and pattern. Look for Aubusson rugs that will work with both contemporary and traditional furniture because they allow you to mix different styles together and will make it easy to change the decor of the room in the future.
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