A salon was an event in a private home where men and women met to amuse one another and increase their knowledge through conversation. This 17th and 18th century French pastime was imbued with a certain kind of allure and intrigue, and paintings of these glamorous gatherings depict elegantly dressed participants with intricately designed rugs at their feet. Imagine patterns of sumptuous pink grapes clinging to delicate vines, trellises of leaves intersecting to a border of blushing flowers and the verdant blossoms of a stylized oak tree. Created in this Orientalist style, these hand-embroidered crewel rugs from The Kashmir Company will add a sophisticated flair to your décor, transporting your own dinners and soirees into a classical French salon of your own.
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