Axminster Carpets - (Floor Coverings) Glossary of Antique Terms

Axminster Carpets - (Floor Coverings) Carpet weaving begun at Axminster by Thomas Whitley, a cloth weaver, in 1755. He made carpets knotted in the Turkish manner. In 1779 there was 'a considerable manufacture' at Axminster. The factory closed in 1835, the looms were taken to Wilton.


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