Article REF.: Si-037
Colors: Brown, beige, green, blue
Production: Handmade (woven art)
Size: 181 x 144 cm,
Means: Gallant Scenes
Age: 0-20 years
Origin: Beautiful tapestry design aubussons
Warp and weft: wool
Knotting density: 1300 000 knots/m²
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|Manufacturing||Embroider by hand|
|Velvet||Silk and wool|
The oldest mentions of upholsterers date back to the 15th century. Greens both represented in the 15th and 16th centuries gradually followed the tapestries to characters who recount episodes from history, mythology, religion and literature. Several events contribute to development and radiation of the tapestry. In 1601, Henri IV prohibits the entry into France of foreign tapestries. In 1665, Colbert granted letters patent to the workshops of Aubusson and they now bear the prestigious title of "Manufacture Royale".Felletin gets his turn in 1689 this privilege, while maintaining the status of private workshops. Unfortunately, the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685 is a blow to the tapestry, since many Aubussonnais weavers migrate to German princes.
However, the State is interested again in marchois workshop by sending boxes of tapestry, a Dyer and a painter. During the 18th century, the taste of comfort promotes the carpet mode. Louis XIV had founded the savonnerie Manufactory to create velvety carpet. Subsequently, fashion is launched and the ras carpet manufacturing is situated around 1780 according to the technique of tapestry. New blow during the revolution of 1789, not conducive to luxury industries. The generalization of the wallpaper becomes also a competitor for the weavers.
The production of the 19th century is then characterised by the creation of richly decorated sets, intended for interior decoration. The ras or savonnerie carpet was often accompanied by garni furniture upholstery of doors, lambrequins, thus responding to the numerous public and private commissions. Main manufactures who participated in this development have prestigious Braquenié, Hall and Sallandrouze names.
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