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Antique Spanish Carpet 3429

Size: 1 ft 11 in x 7 ft 2 in (0.58 m x 2.18 m)
Origin: Spain Rugs

This piece exemplifies the close ties between the early carpet industry in Spain and the main centers of production in the Islamic world.

Antique Spanish Carpet — Antique Alcaraz early period rug from Spain, sixteenth century. An elegant pattern of feathery red arabesques in quatrefoil configuration unfolds across the ivory field of this fragmentary antique Alcaraz. Modeled closely on the classic “Lotto” carpets of contemporary Ottoman Turkey, this piece exemplifies the close ties between the early carpet industry in Spain and the main centers of production in the Islamic world.

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