History of Aubusson



  • Founded 250A.D. as a Gallic Outpost
  • 750's Following the Battle of Tours, the Berbers used this as a meeting place
  • Became an official town in 1076
  • Small Weaving industry established through the 1300's
  • 1580 brought Flanders refugees to the town
  • The 17th Century Rise of Aubusson
  • 18th & 19th Century Abandonment
  • 20th Century Revival peaks in 1911

History: Aubusson

As can be seen from the Timeline, Aubusson has had a varied history. Initially it was a land owned by barbarians, then it became a staging point for military battles, and finally it was transformed into an artists den and a historical landmark. The City is connected to the Creuse river and this was why it was initially settled. The city has easy access to supplies like wool and furs which it imported along the river from nearby cities and far away lands. The River made a journey from England with wool a bearable trip which had a lot of merchants making the run. The Weaving industry really took off in 1300's when the middle class was growing and able to afford nicer clothing. Then in the late 1500's the arrival of skilled refugees allowed them to create more artisan projects. Tapestries produced in the 1600's adorn buildings internationally. The styles are recreated constantly and the works are highly praised. Aubusson experienced its peak native population in 1911 with a population of 7023 residents. However, during some of the artisan booms that occurred in the 1600's it is believed the population may have boomed as high as 20'000 with merchants, nobles, and artisans alike.

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  • Home Decor Item of the Week!

    These decorative pillows feature hand woven designs of the Aubusson nature. It has a specific focus on floral designs. Elegant yet simple. Heavily discounted if you use our link!

  • Tapestry Item of the Week!

    An absolutely gorgeous tapestry. Meant to be hung in a proud spot in your home or to give your office an awesome upgrade, this tapestry is large and beautiful. Give your mantel the look it deserves.

  • Rug of the week!

    This beautiful 7' x 10' Classic Aubusson rug is deficiently worthy of another glance! It has all of the traditional designs expected of a much more expensive rug but is significantly more affordable. It has all of the Classical foliage designs of the Aubusson Rise.

  • Unique Item of the Week!

    This is an oriental variety from the workshops at Aubusson This particular rug is dated back to the 1870's as Aubusson was returning to power. This seller has lots of other options as well!