Stunning Green Background Antique Portuguese Needlepoint Rug, Country of Origin: Portuguese Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 The gorgeous green color of this antique Portuguese needlepoint rug from the turn of the 20th century is a beautiful piece that reflects the influence of Persian rugs. The Portuguese antique needlepoint rugs are considered masterpieces, and this one certainly qualifies. The design and color come together in an almost sublime way to create a remarkably beautiful antique rug that is as magnificent and current today, as it was when it was first created. In all actuality, it is probably more beautiful today as the colors had time to soften and the patina, which makes the antique rugs so desirable, does take many years to happen.
While most of the best rugs were woven much earlier, this flat woven antique Portuguese needle point area rug is evidence that they were still making these beautiful masterpieces into the early 1900’s. These extremely unique and highly artistic carpets take many months to create. The technique differs from hand knotted pile rugs. It uses no carpet weaving loom, and each stitch is placed by hand onto a canvas like base.
The magnificent colors and delicate design of this Portuguese needlepoint are reminiscent of a beautiful garden. This beautiful green color rug would be a welcome addition to any collection. It is the perfect complement to traditional furniture and antiques from the same period. This Portuguese rug represents the culmination of hundreds of years of rug weaving tradition.
This antique area rug is a beautiful testimony to the ability of the women to turn a time of struggle into something beautiful. This is an exquisite piece of history that has stood the test of time. It is an unusual find and would make an excellent addition to any collection or as a wonderfully beautiful decorative element in almost any interior design.