French carpet production, encouraged by Henry IV, used Turkish rugs as a template. Later, rugs, known as Savonnerie, after the soap factory outside of Paris where they were produced, drew on Dutch and Flemish paintings and textiles for inspiration and contained floral and military motifs. Rug production also began in Aubusson in the mid-1700s, and other cities as well, but the golden age came to an end with the start of the French Revolution. Several decades after the revolution, in the 1820s, rug production moved to Gobellins, where royal tapestries and other items were made.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Savonnerie Wool Carpet
Style: Antique French Savonnerie Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Persimmon, Ivory, Lavender, Pink, Blue,
Size: 10' X 15"
Rug Number: 70002389
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