Aubusson rugs began as flat woven fine tapestries, handmade since the 1400s in the village of Aubusson, France. Original Aubusson rugs are displayed in museums around the world. Rug enthusiasts and museums alike collect antique Aubusson rugs as works of art due to their historic value exceeding any damage that comes with centuries of wear. The original designs of replica Aubusson rugs have evolved with modern colors and traditional looks. You can find French, Art Deco, or Persian designs in the modern Aubusson rug.
Aubusson rugs are expensive because they are handmade but are durable enough to use and enjoy daily. Owning an Aubusson rug remains a symbol of prestige and sophistication. When you examine the back of a contemporary Aubusson, and you will see the loose thread of the woven design and the design itself. A new or authenticated Aubusson rug will come with a certificate of authenticity. There may also be the two initials of the weaver or an artist’s mark.
Aubusson rugs are made of wool, silk, or a blend of the two. Regular vacuuming without a beater brush will keep an Aubusson rug from deteriorating over time. Stains should always be addressed immediately by blotting with a clean cloth. Silk Aubusson rugs should never be placed in high traffic areas. ServiceMaster Restore® specializes in the cleaning of Aubusson rugs. Call us today for a consultation.