One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hand-knotted pile carpet, originally made in 17th-century Paris.
- ‘In 1743, the Aubusson weavers created designs that rivalled earlier Savonnerie carpets, but at a lesser cost, making them affordable to the masses.’
- ‘Fortunately, the Savonnerie carpet had recently been cleaned and repaired, so it was capable of withstanding relatively rigorous cleaning procedures.’
Late 19th century: French savonnerie, literally ‘soap factory’, referring to the original building on the site, converted to carpet manufacture.
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