History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 in History
History of Venetian Flatweave – Part Two

Over the past 25 years, the term Venetian Flatweave has become synonymous with Roger Oates but the origins of the words are largely unknown. According to historians, the term “Venetian” has nothing to do with Venice as flatweave is never known to have been made in the Italian city. It is thought, however, that the name refers to […]


A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in History
A History of Venetian Flatweave – Part One

Floor coverings first started being recorded in historic documents in the early 1700s and can be closely linked to the perception of luxury. Up until this time, people tended to live with exposed floors. Floor coverings brought warmth and comfort, but as they were often used in drawing rooms (where guests were received), they also provided […]