03 Nov Hand-knotted rugs
The hand-knotted rug
A gem of the great French tapestry tradition, the carpets known as “de Savonnerie” or “from the soap factory” have a long history. The name dates back to the time of King Louis XIII when he installed a new tapestry workshop in an old soap factory at the foot of the Chaillot hill as an extension to the even older workshops created by King Henri IV in the Palace of the Louvre. Hard-wearing and durable, these world renowned, high-warp-loom Aubusson carpets are completely hand woven as they were four centuries ago. PINTON has more than 4000 original antique rug designs in its archive which can be made to order. With a strong historical heritage in the art of weaving, PINTON has collaborated with young designers to offer more contemporary styles to its customers starting at 440 euros per m².