Definition of Savonnerie carpet in English:

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Savonnerie carpet

Pronunciation: /saˌvänərē ˈkärpət/


A hand-knotted pile carpet, originally made in 17th-century Paris.
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  • 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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Syllabification: Sa·vonne·rie car·pet

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