Beautiful 17th Century Antique Spanish Needlepoint Carpet, Country of Origin: Spain, Circa Date: 17th Century – Here is an exciting and unique antique rug – a seventeenth century Spanish needlepoint carpet, the composition of which has only improved over the past four hundred years. Characterized by a pleasing palette of ivory, blues, greens, and occasional splashes of yellow, this needlepoint has a certain quiet and restrained quality to it. The borders are beautifully woven: a blue background serves as the setting for a series of flowing ivory vine scrolls. Small floral details appear as well. Within this field, a unique composition unfolds. The field is effectively broken up into three sections, with a large blue blossoming vine scroll appearing nearer the top and bottom, and a splendid, large floral element of green standing in the center. The way that these detail elements interact with each other is intriguing and evocative, and beautifully communicative of older rug weaving traditions. An exciting and historical example, this antique 17th century Spanish needlepoint is a superb carpet, and is very much a living piece of history.