Hand-woven Oriental rugs in Europe’s development

1204 Fourth Crusade and prosperous Turkey Serge ancient imperial defeat, the fall of Constantinople, the rise of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, in this vast territory of the empire, hand-woven carpets began to flourish, and into Europe. Hand-woven carpets have appeared in Marco Polo’s Travels, and other travelers, and many paintings by the master copy painted, frequently appears in the painting in the West. Hand-woven carpets from the beginning of the fourteenth century Europe into the royal family, the Holy See and the life of the nobility, generally regarded as precious velvet. In the early eighteenth century, expensive and luxurious hand-woven Oriental rugs are very popular in France, go abroad to buy hand-woven carpets a lot of money and even threaten the country’s economy, at the time of King Henry IV of France, in order to prevent a large number of hand-woven carpets Imports, in order to start to establish their own carpet factory. At that time France produced hand-woven carpets to absorb popular at the time of the Rococo style, the French now become a pioneer in the carpet pattern. This design is also known as “Swiss Savang that” (Savonnerie) designs, is another name of France carpet.
Into the nineteenth century, such as Portugal, Poland and other countries so far the Royal Palace and the palace, Persia in the region have begun to custom design a special hand-woven carpets. In Paris in 1867 will be in Huambo, Poland aristocracy to show the world a lot of production in the eighteenth century, silk weaving exquisite hand-woven carpets of Isfahan, the French think that these are produced in Poland, will be what they call ” Baltic Nice carpet, “From then on, production in the seventeenth, eighteenth-century Isfahan silk hand-woven carpets are collectively referred to as” Baltic Nice carpet. ” At that time, a display of “Baltic Nice carpet” is still preserved in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The early 20th century, hand-woven Oriental carpets began to enter Western countries to rich families, not only from practical and decorative effect, be regarded as works of art, with rich colors and patterns meaning, and the oriental culture to imagine. After a century in the West for the influence of Oriental carpets, it has become a development with the same grade of oil painting and sculpture to appreciate the arts. From the East Asia and hand-woven carpets and Chinese porcelain was considered to improve the quality of life in the West’s contribution to the two. In today’s mainstream Western society, hand-woven carpet has been saturated culture to daily life has become an indispensable part of the home. A strong oriental flavor of hand-woven carpets are not only very high practical value, and expressed the owner’s tastes and cultural way of life. Western consumers have long been aware of the hand-woven carpets are hidden behind the culture, value-added potential and value of the collection