Antique 17th Century Spanish Carpet 45070

Size: 4 ft 10 in x 11 ft 10 in (1.47 m x 3.61 m)
Origin: Spain Rugs

Surviving more than three centuries, this exceptional antique carpet woven in Spain during the 17th century draws from Persian, Anatolian and European design traditions in a style that would have been fashionable during the end of the Renaissance era.

Antique Spanish Rug, Spain, 17th Century – This extraordinary antique rug from Spain features strong influences from the great weavers of Persia and Anatolia along with details and heraldic colors that are uniquely European. Flame-like palmettes and a grand Harshang medallion with flourishing extensions decorate the spring green field, which sets this Spanish carpet apart from those created in the heart of the Islamic world. Camel-colored borders decorated with royal blue palmettes and reciprocating vine scrolls provide a traditional frame for this antique piece. Woven with a combination of taupe, ivory, golden yellow, royal blue and red, this 17th century Spanish carpet includes bold heraldic colors that signal the beginning of exclusively European traditions.

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