This is a beautiful reproduction Aubusson flat weave rug. Handcrafted using 100% New Zealand wool. It was done exactly as it was centuries ago in France. Use with a thick pad on the floor in any room, or display on a wall. Patterns may vary according to shape and dimension
In the 1600s, in a small town called Aubusson in France, weavers have begun to create carpets and tapestries for royal palaces. In the mid-1700 when the French crown lent support to Aubusson artisans, the industry flourished. The king commissioned the most famous architects and designers to create works of art that would be interpreted in woven form. As each new monarch came to power, new designs reflected the styles and pastimes of the era. Named after the town of their birth, these hand-woven flat-weave carpets became known as Aubusson. Nowadays Aubussons are reproduced in China, done exactly as they were centuries ago in France.