Definition of Savonnerie carpet in English:

Savonnerie carpet


  • A hand-knotted pile carpet, originally made in 17th-century Paris.

    • ‘Fortunately, the Savonnerie carpet had recently been cleaned and repaired, so it was capable of withstanding relatively rigorous cleaning procedures.’
    • ‘In 1743, the Aubusson weavers created designs that rivalled earlier Savonnerie carpets, but at a lesser cost, making them affordable to the masses.’


Late 19th century: French savonnerie, literally soap factory, referring to the original building on the site, converted to carpet manufacture.


Savonnerie carpet