Antique Spanish Rug 45658
Created in Spain, this festive antique rug features a double star medallion surrounded by protection symbols and familiar figures drawn in a uniquely Spanish style.
Spanish Rug, Spain, Early 20th Century – Symbolic eight-pointed star medallions decorated with protection symbols and secondary stars create a high-impact statement using crisp white details and light colors that are offset by the bold pomegranate red background. C-shaped wolf’s mouth symbols, angular S-hooks and downy double ram’s horn motifs are set among a diverse variety of auspicious motifs and ancient protection symbols. Familiar leaf and winecup borders rendered in a novel style enclose the brightly color field along with primary borders that feature a fascinating crenellated lozenge pattern rendered in a subdued combination of glaucous blue and dark taupe with nuanced undertones. This antique Spanish rug features an intriguing selection of traditional motifs and symbols transplanted from remote regions and rendered in a classical Spanish style with a color palette that encompasses dark and light-value hues.