FRENCH AUBUSSON RUG
Hand knotted aubusson rug with floral border in good condition.
9' x 6'
History of Aubusson Rugs
The origins of Aubusson rugs and tapestries are shrouded in mystery. Historians have speculated that tapestry weaving could have been brought to France by members of the Saracen army who stayed behind after their defeat at the battle of Poitiers in 732. What is more surprising is that that Aubusson rugs and carpets are still being made by hand 1281 years later in the small village of Aubusson on the River Creuse, a four hour drive from Paris. blog.asmarainc.com