Abruzzi. Italian peasant rugs.

carpet, rug, blanket, peasant, Abruzzi, Italy, Albert Sautier

Heavy woolen blanket Italy ca. 1770

Heavy woolen blanket. Abruzzi, Italy ca. 1770

TABLE No. XIV. — Heavy woolen blanket of the south of the Abruzzi, of two breadths. Private collection, Rome. Dimensions: 2,40 m. X 0,70 m. About 150 years old.

Source: Italian peasant rugs by Albert Sautier. Published 1923. Published by “Gli Editori PIANTANIDA-VALCARENGHI”. Printed in the offices of the Arti Grafichs MODIANO, Milan

Note:  Masterpieces of Turkish nomad carpets of the 18th c.

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