With a traditional Aubusson design, the Serenity rug is sure to add vibrant color and unique style to any room! It features a traditional Aubusson-inspired design and is available in updated colors to complement today's most popular decorating schemes. Use this rug to add a touch of French elegance to your home!
Durable cotton/latex backing
Rug measures 3' in diameter (36" across); weighs 5.5 lbs. For indoor use only. Imported.
Complete the look with the matching 6.75' x 8.75' rug K40401.
About Hand-Tufted Wool Rugs
Hand-tufted wool rugs require a high level of craftsmanship to accurately portray intricate designs. These rugs are created by pushing wool yarn through a backing, creating a looped 'tuft'. The tops of the looped tufts are sheared off to create the pile, or plush surface texture, of the rug. Although handmade, the tufting method creates a beautiful rug with an accurate design that is durable enough to use and enjoy daily.
About Aubusson-Style Rugs
Aubusson rugs take their name from the small, picturesque French town by the same name. Although rugs have not been produced here for over 100 years, the town was at one time the epicenter of Europe’s rug manufacturing industry. Original Aubusson designs were influenced by Turkish motifs. However, in the mid-17th century, Aubusson designs changed to reflect another popular style of French carpet, Savonnerie.
The Savonnerie style embodied purely French designs, pictorial or armorial framed medallions, densely-massed flowers in bouquets or leafy rinceaux set against deep blue, brown or black grounds, within multiple borders. The designs were available only to the King and remained the exclusive property of the Crown. Savonnerie carpets were considered to be among the grandest of French diplomatic gifts, and the manufactory provided both Cardinal Mazarin and Anne of Austria with carpets and pile hangings. For well over two hundred years, these designs could be found in the best homes all across Europe.
Although the traditional Aubusson and Savonnerie designs are still popular, there are also many variations on the original motifs. These modern versions are infused with updated colors and other design elements such as Art Deco or Persian. Owning an Aubusson-style rug or carpet still remains a symbol of prestige and sophistication.
Vacuum lightly. We advise occasional professional cleaning; avoid harsh chemicals. Avoid pulling yarn knots out of surface pile. Clip them off even with rug surface. Cleans spills immediately by blotting with a clean sponge or cloth. Rug pad is recommended. These are recommendations only.
Please Note: Each rug is made by hand and is uniquely original. Minor variations in size and color may occur.