Oriental Rugs Dictionary

Spanish Textile

When the Arab and Berber invaders established themselves in central Spain in the early 8th Century, the country was already known for its thriving wool and linen industry. The conquerors brought with them a textile culture that would rapidly impact an existing local production: the iconography of Hispano-Moresque textiles up to the Christian reconquest in the 15 Century and the design vocabulary of Spanish carpets surviving from the last years of Islamic rule and beyond the striking above all for the ways in which the Islamic repertoire is gradually combined with native traditions.

See Spanish Textile