Alpujarra Rug, Origin: Spain – This superb vintage Spanish rug from Alpujarra showcases an extraordinary repeating pattern rendered in an elegant, luxurious combination of beige and ecru. The sumptuous ivory field is adorned with complex repeating elements that expertly flow together. Ornamental fountains flanked by perched birds and powerful chimera figures are the centerpiece of the repeating motifs, which are linked by delicate scrollwork details and restrained botanical accents. The beautiful, formal composition features a simplistic floral medallion that gives the repeating pattern symmetry in balance and form. Understated borders that feature ageless lozenge chains conclude the classical composition while adding an alluring modern influence that balances the occasionally primitive motifs. This decorative European carpet represents a unique and unusual blend of primitive, pre-historic influences and European elegance that is synonymous with Spanish and Mediterranean cultures.