Vintage French Aubusson

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Vintage French Aubusson

Vintage French Aubusson is hand knotted from natural wool and organic dyes

10’6  x 16’1

Rugs and More of Santa Barbara

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

Visit us at 410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Aubusson Rug

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Aubusson Rug

Aubusson Rug is hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

size: 4’1×6’1

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Antique Aubusson Rug

Antique Aubusson Rug

Antique Aubusson Rug

Antique Aubusson Rug is hand made of natural wool and organic dyes.

size: 6’7 x 4’3

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Antique French Aubusson

Antique French Aubusson

This Antique French Aubusson is a wonderful way to incorporate history and art into your home. In the 17th century French Rug designers developed the art of weaving rugs with depth perspective. This technique is very difficult and is one of a kind that is not found elsewhere. Today, the only rugs found with three dimensional patterns are Aubusson, Savonnerie and Needlepoints

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

(805) 962-8555

Antique Flower Aubusson

Flower Aubusson Rugs & More Oriental Carpets

Antique Flower Aubusson

This Antique Flower Aubusson is a wonderful way to lighten up your living space. Handmade with natural fibers.

We cater to customers from Santa Barbara to Montecito, to Goleta and Santa Ynez. We also do business in Asia and Europe. No matter where you’re from, we would like to be your home decor and rug destination – stop by our stores in Santa Barbara and come into our Design Center we have new arrivals coming in every day of the week. Fellow Rugoholics will appreciate this antique as much as we do!

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

(805) 962-8555

Antique Aubusson

Aubusson rugs & More Oriental Carpets

Antique Aubusson

This antique Aubusson is a wonderful way to lighten up your living space. Handmade with natural fibers.

We cater to customers from Santa Barbara to Montecito, to Goleta and Santa Ynez. We also do business in Asia and Europe. No matter where you’re from, we would like to be your home decor and rug destination – stop by our stores in Santa Barbara and come into our Design Center we have new arrivals coming in every day of the week. Fellow Rugoholics will appreciate this antique as much as we do!

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

(805) 962-8555

Chinese Aubusson

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Chinese Aubusson

This Chinese Aubusson is a wonderful way to lighten up your living space. Handmade with natural fibers.

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

(805) 962-8555

Fine Aubusson

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Fine Aubusson

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 to reflect court and republican fashions.  Aubusson carpets were, however, also made for the royal residences.

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

Visit us at 410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

Antique Original Aubusson

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Antique Original Aubusson

This Antique Original Aubusson has verdure designs from the eighteenth century. A Verdue Tapestry mainly features plant forms. During the 16thCentury these designs were very popular, and by the end of the 17thCentury, landscapes were incorporated into the designs as well.

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Antique 1800’s Aubusson Rug

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Antique 1800’s Aubusson Rug

A fantastic piece of history, this Antique 1800’s Aubusson Rug originated in the Central France town of Aubusson. Commissioned for the nobility and royal residences of France, the rugs are oversized and incorporate Renaissance imagery.  This is a rare and beautifully composed piece from the 1800’s that incorporates an intricate floral pattern across a chocolate field, mirroring the design and color stylings of the time.

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Antique French Aubusson Rug

Antique French Aubusson Rug

A fantastic piece of history, Antique French Aubusson Rug first originated in the Central France town of Aubusson.  Commissioned for the nobility and royal residences of France, the rugs are oversized and incorporate Renaissance imagery.  This beautiful example dates from the 1750’s, and includes delicate floral imagery with a wonderful architectural border, bringing an absolutely wonderful color palette to brighten any room.

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Rugs & More provides the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new, antique, & oriental rugs. For three generations, Rugs & More became the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and home decor. Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestry Rugs, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug mats that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

Antique Aubusson Rug

Antique Aubusson Rug

This Antique Antique Aubusson Rug is a wonderful way to incorporate history and art into your home. In the 17th century French Rug designers developed the art of weaving rugs with depth perspective. This technique is very difficult and is one of a kind that is not found elsewhere. Today, the only rugs found with three dimensional patterns are Aubusson, Savonnerieand Needlepoints.

Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & moreSanta Barbara Design Center

Rugs and More Oriental and Persian rug. Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

[email protected]

(805) 962-2166

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Fine French Savonnerie

Savonnerie rugs along with Aubusson rugs have purely French designs with the occasional addition of Rococo elements. They are knotted like an oriental rug, on a cotton foundation. The pile is mostly wool, with occasional silk highlights.

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Rugs and More Santa Barbara, California

Rugs & More of Santa Barbara provides California and the West Coast with the most comprehensive collection of new and antique oriental rugs, modern carpets and contemporary floor covering. Furthermore, For three generations, Rugs & More has become the most trusted and reliable source for rugs and floor coverings for home decor.

Voted best rug store of Santa Barbara, California for 25 years!

Any type of area Rugs, Antique Rugs, Vintage Rugs, Modern Rugs, Traditional Rugs, Transitional Rug, Contemporary Rugs, Tapestries and wall hangings, Shag Rugs, Woven Rugs, Flat Rugs, Hand Braided, Hand Woven, Hand Hooked – we offer them all! We help you to roll out the decorating groundwork in each room with one or more of our rugs! Our rugs are only of the highest quality.

Shapes: we carry all shapes and sizes. Round, Square, Rectangular, Oval, and Custom Sizes. Furthermore, We offer the following Services at Rugs and More: Stain Removal; Rug Washing; Rug Repair and Restoration; Surging; Binding; Re-sizing; Rug Appraisals; and Rug Installation.

Materials: we have silk, cotton, wool, blended, synthetic, outdoor, leather, and fur rugs!

Colors: we can customize the rug to the colors you need to make your home the style and comfort that you are looking for with your home decor.

We have rug pads that we can size for under any rug, which extend the life of your rugs and protect your floors.

Rugs & more/ Santa Barbara Design Center

Visit us at 410 Olive Street. Santa Barbara, CA. 93101

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Antique Savonnerie Carpets

During the early seventeenth century, a weaver named Pierre DuPont traveled to the Levant.  Upon his return, he claimed to have discovered the technique of creating Turkish rugs.  Oriental rugs were extremely expensive during Bourbon times, and a French manufacturer that could create the same type of rug would lower the price significantly.  Henri VI of France–the reigning monarch at the time–took advantage of DuPont’s skills and established a workshop for him at the Louvre.  In 1627, King Louis XIII founded a manufactory for DuPont and his apprentice, Simon Lourdet, on the site of a defunct soap factory in the sixteenth arrondissement (also known as Quai de Chaillot).  The name “Savonnerie” was born from the French word “savon” meaning “soap.”  DuPont and Lourdet worked together, weaving rugs under a royal patent for the king and other nobles, until they had a falling out and split up.  Lourdet remained at the Chaillot location while DuPont went to his workshops in the Louvre, though both continued to make Savonnerie rugs.

DuPont’s discovery was an ancient weaving technique called the Ghiordes knot.  The Ghiordes is the oldest known knot used in carpet production.  It consists of a symmetrical structure achieved by passing a single weft yarn over two warp yarns, pulling through between before severing the yarn to create the pile.  The Giordes knot is characteristic of Turkish rugs.  This weaving technique created a more durable structure than the tapestries created by European weavers.  Tapestries were hung on walls, while the Turkish style French rugs were sturdy enough for foot traffic.

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When Louis XVI came to the French throne in 1643, he was a mere five years old, but in 1659 he began a phase of renovations for the Palais de Louvre, at which he commissioned 274  carpets–all of a length of twenty-nine feet with varying widths–from the Savonnerie manufactory.  The process was grueling and did not end until 1697 when the final carpet for the Louvre was woven.  His favorite artist, Charles Le Brun, drew up cartoons of rug designs for the Louvre’s Grande Galerie.  The designs consisted of a dark-colored background, filled with motifs of scrolls, cornucopias, flowers, arms of France, and the monogram of Louis.  Inventories of Louis’ possessions show that in the early years of his reign, he had a number of Turkish and Persian rugs, though they were gradually superseded by Savonnerie carpets.  At the same time, King Louis was hard at work supervising the construction of his grand new palace at Versailles, and he moved his residence at the Louvre for Versailles in 1678.

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A classic Savonnerie design with subdued colors.

 

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Classic French with the feminine flowers and bouquet of roses.

Savonnerie carpets also served as grand diplomatic gifts from Louis to foreign ambassadors and other notables.  He gifted a collection of music-themed Savonnerie creations to the ambassador of Siam, where they stayed intact and in use for hundreds of years.

The legacy of the Savonnerie manufactory was a great one.  The carpets remained the exclusive property of the French rulers until 1768. In the same century, the classic Savonnerie designs were updated with lighter, brighter colors and Rococo elements.  The production of Savonnerie rugs declined in the latter half of the eighteenth century, until 1805 when the designs were revived by Napoleon. Twenty years later, the Savonnerie workshop merged with the Gobelins tapestry manufactory.  This marked the end of its independence, though the production was ever steady.  A number of the first Savonnerie designs still exist today, having survived the Fronde, the French Revolution, and two World Wars.  They have avoided going out of fashion by reinventing themselves from Louis XIV style to Rococo to French Empire to Art Deco and beyond.

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Antique French Savonnerie rugs exemplify the formal grace and elegance of classical European design. Like Aubusson tapestry rugs, Savonneries originated in France when European taste turned away for a time from Oriental carpets in the later eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries. Named for nearby factories that produced soap or “savon,” Savonnerie rugs shared with Aubussons a Neo-Classical taste for naturalistic flowers and swags or garlands in soft colors on a dominant ivory field, except that they were made in knotted pile rather than tapestry technique. Later, carpets of this kind were made in other European centers, most notably in Spain.

 


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Finest Ziegler & Co Oushaks

Oushak rugs are some of the finest Oriental Rugs, so much so that many of the masterpieces of the 15th and 16th centuries have been attributed to Oushak. The popular star and medallion carpets originated in Oushak.

Oushak rugs are known for the silky, luminous wool they work with. The dyes tend towards: cinnamons, terracotta tints, gold, blues, greens, ivory, saffron and grays.

The late 19th century saw the rejuvenation of Oriental rug production, at this time Oushak re-surfaced as a preeminent center of weaving industry. The new Oushak industry saw two major shifts in design, floral patterns in the Persian tradition were incorporated into design and room size, decorative carpets were woven as European standards demanded.

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Finest hand spun ziegler & co Oushak.

The late 19th century weavers came from villages outside of Oushak and employed tribal techniques. Paramount to these techniques was the use of larger knots (sometimes less than 30 knots per square inch) and an all-wool foundation. The tribal style fused with the older Oushak designs. The merger of the two styles created a new style simply known as late 19th/early 20th century Oushak carpets. The new decorative Oushak, commercially woven, employed a soft red, as its primary color offsetting the large-scale floral motifs from the field in a bright blue. The luxurious quality of the wool (for which Oushaks had always been known) aided the colors luminosity.

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A member of our San Ysidro Ranch collection, this is a fantastic Oushak Rug by Ziegler & Company. It pairs a classic Oushak motify with a contemporary color palette to meet the design demands of today’s homes. This is the perfect rug for any room.

 

After the 17th century, Oushaks, development of Oushak rug weaving is less well known. Late 17th century saw a decline in the Oriental rug market as European consumers tended to purchase rugs of European origin – primarily Aubusson, Savonnerie and Axminster. The wane in the European market meant that Oushak production declined. Those that were still made throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries were manufactured for upper-class people in the Turkish territories on Eastern Europe.

Towards the end of the 19th century, when the European market began to be interested in Persian carpets once again, the Oushak Oushak population did not have enough weavers still skilled in the traditional Oushak craft. Manufactories had to turn to neighboring villages and their craftsmen who still maintained traditional techniques.

Oushak carpets, particularly those known as Lotto carpets, are among the later types of Oriental carpets in Renaissance painting, as they were imported by Europeans, where they adorned cathedrals, churches, and the homes of the wealthy and powerful.

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