Like Aubusson rugs, Savonnerie rugs originated in France. Savonnerie rugs are hand knotted pile rugs most typically with floral, medallion, and flowing motifs (different from Aubusson rugs that are hand woven flat weaves). As with other hand knotted rugs, Savonnerie rugs can be restored and / or repaired to remediate damage to the selvage (as in the case of the Savonnerie carpet pictured above). It is extremely difficult to come across an authentic Savonnerie rug, but those collectors lucky enough to possess one have a rare privilege and hand knotted treasure. --www.traditionalrugrepair.com
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