11'11" x 2'7"
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A blend of saturated inky black and ivory hues flow throughout the field and border this wool rug from the Contemporary collection. Hand-knotted in Pakistan, it fuses centuries-old knotting techniques with modern-day artistry. The design is inspired from a visit to the ancient Moorish capital of Cordoba in Spain. The zebra like pattern reflects the same patterns that adorn the walls of the ablution room of the Grand Mosque of Cordoba. This piece is a long time customer favorite thanks to its neutral tones and ease in blending into almost any type of decor. It is truly one of a kind as it has been designed by our very own team of designers and available in no other showroom in Montreal.
Cordoba is a city located in south central Spain and steeped in over 2,000 years of rich history - the Romans, the Visigoths, Jewish peoples, the Moors and then the Spanish all left their distinct imprint on Cordoba, making it one of the most interesting cities in Spain.
This very fine wool area rug is hand-knotted in pure wool and represents the influence of the Moors in Spain. Some of the palaces built in Spain by the Moors between the 8th and 11th century display this design on their interior walls. This design can be seen in the tile walls of the Alhambra royal palace, the fortress in Granada and the Alcazar of Seville Palace, originally a Moorish fort.
Sources and inspiration: Bérinstain, Valérie, et al. L'art du tapis dans le monde (The art of carpets in the world). Paris: Mengès, 1996. Print.; Jerrehian Jr., Aram K.A. Oriental Rug Primer. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1980. Print.; Herbert, Janice Summers. Oriental Rugs, New York: Macmillan, 1982. Print.; Hackmack, Adolf. Chinese Carpets and Rugs, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1980. Print. ; De Moubray, Amicia, and David Black. Carpets for the home, London: Laurence King Publishing, 1999. Print.; Jacobsen, Charles. Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide, Rutland and Tokyo: Tuttle, 1962. Print.; Bashir, S. (n.d.). Personal interview.; Web site sources and dates of consultation vary (to be confirmed). Without prejudice to official usage.