Carpet weaving was introduced to Spain during the Moorish occupation and continued throughout the centuries. This and the following lot are products of a commercial industry that appeared from the sixteenth century onwards. They usually have a distinctive palette consisting of golden yellow, cream, blue and green. The designs were inspired by carpets from Anatolia which were available in Europe at that time but were costly (King, D., and Sylvester,D.: The Eastern Carpet in the Western World, London, 1933. figs. 18-20). The weavers of Cuenca often borrowed their design inspiration from the "Lotto" design seen here.