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Our grand selection of Antique European, Oriental, Persian Rugs and Carpets will be a marvelous addition to your home. These magnificent antique pieces come with an incredible history. Did you know during the Islamic occupation of the eleventh century, Medieval Spain was the first European country to make knotted pile rugs? Other prevailing design influences came from Persia, Italy, and France. Along with tapestries, cushions, bed sets and chests, oriental style rugs were indispensable to the nomadic life of the Spanish nobility. In the fifteenth century, geometrically patterned Spanish carpets from Alcaraz were embellished with figurative 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.

The original bright red and blue coloration's of these antique Spanish rugs have faded over time into the muted gold and blue tones now associated with antique Spanish carpets.

Fine English Needlework Rug
21200 / 2.11 x 4.2
Antique English Needlework Rug
22198 / 3.9 x 6.4
Antique English Needlework Rug
22211 / 4.3 x 6.6
Antique Aubusson Rug
21286 / 6.5 x 6.6
Antique English Beaded Needlework Rug
21193 / 4.10 x 6.7
Antique Spanish Cuenca Rug
22124 / 5.0 x 7.0
Antique Aubusson Rug
30072 / 6.3 x 7.4
Antique Ukranian Carpet
30316 / 6.8 x 7.5
Antique French Needlework
21197 / 6.4 x 8.0
Antique Besserabian Rug
22216 / 5.9 x 8.3
Antique Russian Besserabian
31044 / 6.11 x 8.10
Antique English Needlework Rug
22201 / 5.8 x 9.0
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