Antique Tapestry , Circa 1660, 10' x 11' (a175b)
Actual Size 10' x 11'
Woven in silver metal thread, silk and wool, the subject depicts the story of Pan and Syrinx, and Alpheius and Arethusa from the Metamorphoses series, in a wooded landscape, an elaborate scrolling foliage and arabesque border decorated with flowers and arrow quivers.
It's strong foundation allows it to survive the tests of time, growing more and more beautiful with age. A unique patina of wear over the years, makes it truly is one of a kind, meant to be enjoyed for many more years.
This artisan handwoven antique masterpeice, made in Bruxells around 1660, is truly a part of history. Hand-knotted using natural materials and vegetable dyes is the reason by it able to withstand so much over so long, growing more and more beautiful with age. A unique patina of wear over the years, makes it truly is one of a kind, meant to be enjoyed for many more years.
As with all our rugs, this rug has been professionally cleaned, though some slight discoloration may still exist. Being handmade the rug may not be perfectly rectangular, or evenly straight throughout the rug. Please check photos for close up detail.