Peasants primarily produced the Antique Italian rugs that exist independently from Eastern influences and remained in southern Italy and Sardinia. The Tappeti Abruzzesi were not real floor coverings but instead used as table and bed coverings. Designs are mainly heraldic and Catholic with the used of two-headed eagles and religious symbols. Italian rug designs emphasize zigzag lines along with the star motif. Sellers also popularized antique tapestry rugs throughout continental Europe.
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6 Rugs Found in Italian Rugs
Woven in Italy, this velvet textile piece features a repeating floral pattern set over a burgundy field.
Evocative of a fashionable alpine holiday, this distinctive vintage Missoni art carpet depicts a stylized collage-like collection of Europe's famous ski resorts.
Designed by the multi-talented Ottavio Missoni, this delightful patchwork rug has an expressive visage that balances historic and contemporary influences beautifully.
This impressive antique Italian tapestry harkens to the classical aesthetics of the Roman Empire, depicting Caesar Augustus in exquisite detail against a gold-colored field.
This impressive antique Italian tapestry harkens to the classical aesthetics of the Roman Empire, depicting Julius Caesar in exquisite detail against a gold-colored field.
This elegant a antique painted textile from Italy depicts a bucolic scene inspired by Greco-Roman landscape painting.
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