Charles Recknagel

Orientalism And Oriental Carpets

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by Charles Recknagel Europe’s fascination with oriental rugs dropped off markedly during the 1700s, as the French baroque decorating style, with Savonnerie and similar carpets, swept the Western world. But by the early 1800s, oriental rugs were back. And throughout the 1800s and well into the early 1900s, European interest in oriental rugs reached heights…