A175B - 17th Century Brussels Tapestry
11ft X 10ft
Woven in silver metal thread, silk and wool, the subject depicts the story of Pan and Syrinx, and Alpheius and Arethusa from the Metamorphoses series, in a wooded landscape, an elaborate scrolling foliage and arabesque border decorated with flowers and arrow quivers.
It's strong foundation allows it to survive the tests of time, growing more and more beautiful with age. A unique patina of wear over the years, makes it truly is one of a kind, meant to be enjoyed for many more years.
This artisan handwoven antique masterpiece, made in Brussels around 1660, is truly a part of history. Hand-woven using natural materials and vegetable dyes is the reason its able to withstand so much over so long, growing more and more beautiful with age. A unique patina of wear over the years, makes it truly one of a kind, meant to be enjoyed for many more years.
Vacuum your rug frequently and use a vacuum which uses suction and does not have bristles. If possible, set vacuum to low power setting and vacuum the rug up and down and do not use a back-and-forth motion.
If possible, rotate the rug every few years to allow foot traffic to be spread evenly and shade the rug from direct sunlight to avoid fading in areas.
A rug pad is recommended on all surfaces to prevent slipping and stop marking if on floors with grooves or lines. Professional cleaning is recommended every two or three years.