325 cm x 145 cm
Antiker Tapestry, beige with motiv
|Place of origin|
|Size||325 cm x 145 cm (= 4.71 qm)|
|Material||Weft (tuft): wool|
|Year of manufacture||1900|
|Coloring||beige, blue gray|
Place of origin
Tapestry rugs are often also called Gobelin rugs, alluding to the most famous wall or tapestry manufacturer in France, . The Gobelin Manufactory (Manufacture nationale des Gobelins) is a tradition-rich tapestry manufactory located on the Avenue des Gobelins in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It was founded in 1607 as a private company and from 1667 onwards continued as the Royal Tapestry Manufactory. Since 1792 the manufactory has been owned by the French state and is regulated by the French Ministry of Culture. Today it is a museum, workshop, training center and definitely worth a visit.
The name of the manufactory is derived from the former scarlet dye works of the Gobelin family, who founded the company. Strictly speaking, Gobelin rugs are only those made in the Parisian Gobelin Manufactory. However, the name is often used as a synonym for high-quality tapestry rugs.
Tapestry rugs are distinct from the Aubusson and Savonnerie rugs. This is a bit confusing and is often done wrong, because tapisserie is the French word for rug. Strictly speaking, however, we in Germany understand tapestry rugs to mean only hand-woven or hand-knitted fabrics which, like this tapestry rug, have a motif. That is why tapestry rugs are also colloquially called wall or picture rugs. This antique Tapestry is a collector's item. It is about 120 years old and, therefore, a really special piece. Antique rugs like this Tapestry are still very popular and are sold at top prices by renowned auction houses.
The background of this Tapestry is beige.
This Tapestry has a story. It was hand woven about 1900. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Tapestry because we think it is as it is a special charm. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
The pile of this Tapestry has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound.