Chinese Aubusson
439 cm x 309 cm
Nr. 15768

€3,940

Floral Chinese Aubusson, off white with border and Medaillon

Place of origin
China
Size439 cm x 309 cm (= 13.57 qm)
Manufacturinghand woven
MaterialWeft (tuft): wool
Warp: cotton
Pile height2mm
Conditionnew
Coloringoff white, beige
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

The pattern of this rug is inspired by the pattern of a classic Aubusson. However, this rug has been knotted in China. Aubusson is a French community in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in the Département Creuse. Aubusson is world-famous for its rug and tapestry factories. Woven French rugs are also called Savonnerie rugs , after the most famous rug manufacturer in France. The name Savonnerie is derived from the place of production, an old soap factory. The color scheme is adapted to the fashion of the upper middle classes of the 18th century and designed for impressive representative rooms. The design elements are part of a spatial concept: the stucco, the furniture, its upholstery and the floor were often designed accordingly. The medallion decorated with tendrils and the equally decorated corners have a strong architectural structure. In Aubusson, rugs were made in the style of the Savonnerie manufactory, but were often of a slightly lower quality and knotting density than the Savonnerie rugs. However, some weavers of the Aubusson manufactories had such a good reputation that they received orders from the French royal court.

Very few people think of France, when it comes to the classic origin countries of rugs. However, for centuries traditional rugs have been made in France. Gobelin rugs have been produced in France since 1607 and as early as in the year 1627 the cloth manufacturers in Aubusson were granted the privilege by Louis XIII to produce rugs with the "façon de Turquie" seal.

The Aubusson rugs are distinct from the tapestry and Gobelin rugs. This is confusing and often done incorrectly, as tapestry is the French word for rug. Strictly speaking, however, in Germany we understand tapestry rugs to mean only hand-woven or hand-made fabrics that have a motif (so-called pictorial rugs).

Patterns

The luxuriant flower motifs of this Aubusson are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.

The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.

In the middle of the central field of this Aubusson is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.

The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Aubusson. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.

The background of this Aubusson is off white. The border features dark blue, beige and gold. The olive green center combines the colors light blue and pink.

Material

Chinese rugs are hand knotted from silky shiny wool. For the production of high quality Chinese rugs the coat of the Tibetan goat is used. The knot density is, as is typical in Chinese rugs, relatively low and the pile is shorn long.

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 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 the indoor climate and muffles sound.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
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