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De Arazzi à Azilal
Fabrics produced manually on frames. Originally they were made around the sixteenth century in the French town of Aubusson, famous for its Rugs and tapestries; subsequently they spread rapidly in the courts of Louis XIV. Much later French teachers taught Chinese weavers the methods and today in China’s laboratories they reproduce Rugs and Aubusson tapestries and Needle-point perfectly, according to ancient techniques. In the page TAPESTRY one can find the history, creation and production of tapestries from the weaved to the painted ones, including video to see how De Rambouillet tapestries are made, the washing and restoration of antique tapestries, the disinfection with ozone from bacteria and various pathogens and finally the best methods to hang them. And now if you want to purchase your tapestry click here.
Arazzi De Rambouillet
The reproduction of the original is done through long and scrupulous stages of workmanship carried out by a team of DE RAMBOUILLET artists (see the video at the end of the page), who use the secrets and the techniques of Renaissance masters. Starting with the life-size reproduction of the subject on a cardboard, then films are made, one for each colour, hand drawn on gelatin-coated looms. Even though they are reproductions, every tapestry will always have different colour hues, so that one can consider them unique pieces. The art critics define the De Rambouillet tapestries « the best reproductions of antique tapestries in the world »!
Ardebil Rugs o Ardabil
Town located in the Iranian Azerbaijan mountains, Ardebil, being a frontier town, is influenced by the Caucasian geometric design while maintaining its identity. The Rugs in this area also have subjects similar to those of Heritz. The Ardebil carpet exposed in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has made the master Maqusud Kashani, who knotted it in 1539–1540, immortal. Ardebil Rugs in the catalogue.
The set of warp and weave interwoven with the chains.
Armenibaff o Armenibafti Rugs
knotted in Iran, more precisely in the Chahar Mahal district by weavers of the Bakhtiari tribe of Armenian origin. See Rugs Bakhtiar.
Art Design Collection Rugs
Hand-knotted in Nepal according to ancient methods on traditional looms. They have a rather dense knot and a 1 cm thickness, so they are also lighter than traditional Nepalese Rugs. The wool, dyed with natural dyes obtained from plants and cochineal, is of a wonderful quality: soft, bright, light and does not produce superfluous hair. In these Rugs there are also areas knotted in silk and others weaved with the LOOP technique. This shows light and three-dimensional effects that a just-knotted carpet fails to convey. See the Rugs of the collection Art Design Collection
They are the pockets of Turkoman origin, pentagon-shaped to hang on the sides of the camel. The name comes from the Turkish “Asmak” which means hanging.
Historical name of Isfahan, town in central Iran, in whose laboratories were knotted splendid specimens, some of which entirely in silk.
Word derived from the Turkish language. It describes harnesses for horses and camels used for the girth made of flat/ sometimes knotted fabric.
From the Turkish language, it is a rectangular or trapezoidal blanket for the horse. They are made of flat fabric; sometimes they are knotted and usually depict rather fine workmanship.
Aubusson e Needle Point Rugs
Originally, around the sixteenth century, they were made in the French town of Aubusson, famous for its Rugs and tapestries; subsequently they spread rapidly to the courts of Louis XIV. Much later French teachers taught Chinese weavers the methods and today in China’s laboratories Aubusson and Needle Point are perfectly reproduced according to ancient techniques. Today, to make them resemble as much as possible to the ancient specimens, when the pieces are finished they are given a treatment to give them the tone and flavour of the past, with very good results. The Aubusson Rugs can be dry-washed, but we advise that it would be better done with water and not in the washing machine. For ordinary maintenance we recommend using a good vacuum cleaner (not carpet beaters!!) very gently and at least every three days. Check out our RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A “VERY IMPORTANT” HOUSEHOLD MAINTENANCE OF RUGS.
Aubusson Woven Legend Collection Rugs
Aubusson’s finest and most refined quality. Those very special and rare to come by because the produced in very limited quantity. See the Aubusson W.L.Collection.
To generically define kilims made in Azerbaijan. See Specimens of Old Kilim.
Knotted in the wider Caucasus area and much of northwestern Iran where one can also find Tabriz and Heriz. Some antique Azerbaijan Rugs.
Azilal Rugs Berberi
Are characterized by the wool’s whiteness and softness, associated with the use of cotton and other fibres to define the drawings. Very often these, besides following the symbolism of their region, are the result of the artistic inspiration of the woman who created them. Therefore every rug can be considered a work of art unique and not reproducible. See Berbers Azilal Rugs of the High Atlas.