Antique Oriental Rugs, Antique Carpets and Vintage Rugs
Antique oriental rugs or carpets are those that are at least eighty years old. They are a finite commodity whose number can only diminish. And when applied to antique oriental rugs and antique carpets in general, the term "antique" implies more than age. Old rugs with hand-spun wool and natural dyes have a more luminous, animated surface with an illusion of depth. In addition, the designs of twentieth century rugs began to change (especially once the production of vintage mid century modern designs began). As western influence expanded across the Middle East, the native cultures began to lose their authenticity, and their ability to maintain traditional designs diminished along with their ability to preserve traditional master craft techniques.
Because of this, the divide between antique carpets and later pieces concerns far more than age. It is truly a distinction in quality on every level. One might be surprised to learn that not all antique rugs are very high priced items. Some, even some of the antique Persian rugs, might be comparable or even less expensive than the contemporary rugs made today. None of the new oriental rugs or modern Persian carpets out there will ever have the patina that the antiques would. That look, patina and feel only comes after years of aging. In addition, no new, modern or contemporary rug will hold its value over time as the antiques would.
Antique Carpets & Mid Century Vintage Rugs
For Keen Consumers Who Expect Beautiful Antique Oriental Rugs & the Best Vintage Carpets for a Fair Value
The Nazmiyal Collection's antique rug gallery is located in the heart of New York City, NY. Nazmiyal is a respected purveyor of antique carpets and vintage rugs. It is the go to source for those customers expecting fair prices and an excellent selection of antique oriental rugs.
Our antique rug gallery has been in business since 1980 providing the highest quality service to rugs buyers from all walks of life. We work with some of the best interior designers, consumers, rug dealers, collectors and auction houses across the world. Our educational approach to selling antique oriental rugs & vintage carpets, as well as our dedication to customer service and 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensure that our clients feel confident in every purchase they make. Join our family of satisfied clients and find your perfect antique oriental rug or vintage carpet from our collection.
Sourcing the best antique rugs for our clients is one of the main reasons why we have been so successful over the years. Our online rug gallery / website is a labor of love that we constantly keep updating. We hope that you will take advantage of the informational resources and selection of antique carpets and vintage mid-century modern rugs that we have made available.
When we started our website, more than a decade ago, our goal was to offer customers an unparalleled shopping experience with rich photos, content rich descriptions and informational resources. This is a goal that we have successfully accomplished through time, dedication and lots of hard work.
At Nazmiyal, we are committed to offering customers the best selection of fine antique carpets at fair values. We procure the finest decorative antique carpets, textile art and antique Tapestries from all parts of the world. Our reputation is backed by two decades of experience. We also house the widest selection of Mid-Century Modern Vintage carpets available in one place. Examples of these modernist mid century modern vintage rugs can be found in our collections of Moroccan rugs, Scandinavian Carpets, some of the antique Persian rugs and other types of vintage rugs.
Our comprehensive collection of some the best world-class antique carpets represents a complete range of regional and local styles that originated in countries across the globe. From antique 17th century through 19th century carpets and archaic early textiles to stylish modernist or vintage mid-century modern carpets and modernist art Deco rugs. Our online carpet gallery and Manhattan NYC rug showroom houses the most popular, rare, collectible and most decorative antique area rugs. Our carpets can easily be searched online or in person at our Mid Town Manhattan antique rug gallery and showroom.
We invite you to explore our inventory online or in person. Browse through our antique carpet collection until you find the perfect vintage or antique rug that complements your personal style and unique decorating needs. Whether you are shopping online on our website or visiting our New York City, NY rug gallery in person, our educated and extremely dedicated antique carpet experts are here to guide and help you find the perfect piece as well as making the buying experience a positive one!
Collection of Antique Oriental Rugs And Vintage Carpets
Our carpet collection includes some of the best antique decorative area rugs such as Indian Agra rugs and Amritsar carpets – Funky Art Deco rugs from the early 20th century. Elegant French Aubusson carpets and Savonnerie carpets from France as well as Axminster carpets and Wilton carpets from England. Tribal and primitive village rugs such as Bakshaish carpets and other Northwest Persian rugs such as the tribal Kurdish rugs, Heriz rugs, and Serapi carpets. Judaica / Jewish / Israeli pieces like the rugs that were woven in the Marbediah Rugs that were woven for the Bezalel art school in Jerusalem. Antique Persian rugs such as the renowned late 19th century Persian Bidjar oriental rugs which are also known as “Three Generation Rugs” or “Iron Rugs” for their dense and sturdy weave. Breathtaking Flemish Tapestry rugs and textile art pieces. Chinese rugs and other rugs from the area of Eastern Asia like the decorative Khotan rugs and Samargand rugs from East Turkestan area as well as Tibetan and Mongolian rugs. Fine Iranian / Persian area rugs like antique oriental Kashan carpets, Isfahan rugs, Kerman carpets, Khorasan rugs, Sarouk rugs, and Tabriz rugs. Extremely popular and trendy are the vintage Moroccan rugs, Beni Ourain rugs or Berber rugs and vintage Scandinavian rugs like the vintage Swedish flat woven Kilim and vintage Rya shag rugs. Beautiful and decorative antique Turkish Oushak carpets or the Sultanabad and Mahal Rugs from Persia. Highly collectible village or tribal Caucasian rugs like Shirvan and Kazak rugs as well as our collection of rare 16th century and other early pieces, fine and decorative antique Silk rugs, Classic Art Nouveau rugs, arts and crafts carpets, high-end luxury heirloom quality vintage rugs and Mid-Century Modern carpets, contemporary modernist rugs, antique oriental rugs & fine antique Persian / fine Iranian carpets in every style, size, color and design from all the major old rug producing nations and areas of the world!
For those who wish to learn, Nazmiyal offers the best and most comprehensive antique rug guides filled with information, scholarly research articles and general information about antique rugs and textiles. Our rug encyclopedia is a one stop informational resource and has information on everything one could think of . From where to buy antique rugs, how to asses the value of antique carpets, where to sell your rugs, how rugs and carpets were made and s much more. In addition to our rug guide, our comprehensive buyers guide and price guide is available on our website for those who wish to try to understand or learn how to evaluate the prices and worth of antique carpets and textile art pieces.
In addition to buying and selling some of the best antique fine and decorative rugs, Antique Tapestries and textiles, we also offer many other rug related services such as antique oriental rug cleaning , antique area rug restoration services , rug rentals and naturally we also buy and sell vintage rugs and antique oriental carpets.