Continental rugs (as in – rugs made in Europe) applied techniques and designs from Oriental area rugs and early period rugs from France. Production began in France with the Aubusson and Savonnerie styles and was later copied throughout continental Europe. Needlepoint embroidery was another European style that was adapted from Persian carpets. These rugs focus on the Arts and Crafts movement from the nineteenth century onward. These techniques were applied in various parts of Europe.
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