Antique Abadeh Rugs
Abadeh is a town in southern Iran halfway between Isfahan and Shiraz
Antique Afshar Rugs
Antique Afshar Rugs
Afshar weavers are renowned for their great weaving skills in Persia.
Antique Agra Rugs
Agra has been a major center of carpet production since the great period of Mugal art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Antique Alcaraz Rugs
The production of carpets in Spain turned away from designs of oriental inspiration to a more classically derived Renaissance European style.
Antique Alpujarra Rugs
Produced in the Alpujarra mountains south of Granada Alpujarra rugs were made from the 16th to the 19th century.
Antique Amritsar Rugs
Amritsars are extremely distinctive within the production of Indian carpets.
Art Deco Rugs
The term Deco applies to European and certain Chinese carpets that reflected the new movements in modern European decorative arts.
Art Nouveau Rugs
Carpets were a major part of the great Art Nouveau movement that revolutionized the decorative arts in Europe and the United States.
Antique Aubusson Rugs
Aubusson carpets made with tapestry techniques are among the most elegant and luxurious antique floor coverings.
Antique Avar Rugs
Avar, one of the largest of the Dagestan tribes in Caucasia is characteristically made with repeating rows of stepped polygons.
Antique Axminster Rugs
Antique Axminster carpets were a luxurious nineteenth-century English counterpart to the great Neo-classical designs of French Aubussons and Savonneries.
Antique Azerbaijan Rugs
The Azerbaijan region in the Caucasus just north of Iran was already an important rug-producing region by the seventeenth century, if not earlier.
Antique Bakhtiari Rugs
Antique Bakhtiari carpets, produced in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, are one of the few types that can encompass nomadic tribal and urban Persian design.
Antique Bakshaish Rugs
Among the larger rugs made in Iran, Bakshaish carpets are in a class by themselves.
Balkan embroidery is strongly influenced by the vast designs of the many Balkan countries. The Balkan countries include Albania, Bosnia,Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Antique Baluch Rugs
Baluch carpets are among the most varied and unusual antique nomadic Central Asian carpets.
Antique Bergama Rugs
Bergama / Bergamo carpets are made in the historic town of Bergama in northwest Turkey.
Antique Beshir Rugs
The Beshirs, part of the Ersari tribe of the Turkoman's, produced their rugs in Khanat of Bokhara. The Beshir pursued a distinct weaving style.
Antique Bessarabian Kilim
Antique Bessarabian rugs in pile and tapestry technique occupy a unique place among European carpets.
Antique Bezalel carpets were produced in the earlier twentieth century as part of a new art school for Jewish immigrants in what was then British-ruled Palestine.
Antique Bibikabad Rugs
Antique Bibikabad carpets, woven near the Hamadan region in Iran, are related to Malayers in technique.
Antique Bidjar / Bijar Rugs
Bijars, produced in Northwest Iran are among the finest of Persian rugs by virtue of their design and technique.
Antique Bokara Rugs
Bokara rugs, part of the Central Asian rugs, are now more commonly known as Saryk Turkomen or as Afghan rugs.
Antique Cairene Rugs
Under the Ottoman Turkish Empire in the sixteenth century, a new style of carpet production emerged in Cairo under carefully controlled court patronage.
From the French word caterpillar was developed from an 18th century American technique called candle wicking.
Antique Chinese Rugs
Antique Chinese carpets have a very long and distinguished history that is largely independent of rug design from Middle East.
Art Deco Chinese Rugs
Art Deco Chinese rugs were produced from the 1910s to the 1940s. Prior to the 1920s, the design and color remained similar to classical antique Chinese rugs.
Continental rugs applied techniques and designs from Oriental rugs and early period rugs from France.
Antique Dagestan Rugs
Antique Dagestan rugs, produced in the East Caucasus, were closely related to Shirvan and Kuba rugs from the same region.
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Antique Donegal Rugs
Donegal carpets, produced during the later nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, represent the Irish contribution to Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau.
Antique English Rugs
English rugs were not produced until the late 16th century and early 17th century. Main production centers were located in Axminster, Wilton, and Kidderminster.
Antique Farahan Rugs
Farahan carpets, produced in the Arak region of west central Iran, are remarkable for their abilty to combine different qualities and sensibilities.
Persian Gabbeh Rugs
Antique Gabbehs are tribal Persian rugs made with extra high pile and very simple, graphic designs focused on the use of color.
Antique Ganjeh Rugs
Prized by collectors and decorators alike for their glorious color and large-scale graphic design, much like Kazak rugs from the same region.
Antique Gashgai / Qashqa'i Rugs
Named after the Qashqa'i tribe in Persia, these nomadic rugs represent the skillful weaving styles of the tribe.
Antique Giordes Rugs
Giordes rugs have a long and distinguished history in Turkish weaving.
Antique Hamedan Rugs
Antique Hamadan (Hamedan) rugs, generally produced in scatter sizes drew extensively upon the tribal weaving traditions of Iran.
Antique Hereke Rugs
Antique Hereke rugs represent the ultimate in finesse and delicacy within the Turkish production of the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Antique Heriz Rugs
Heriz carpets are among the most recognizable rugs of Iran because of their distinctive monumental designs and the expressive power of their angular drawing.
Antique Heriz-Serapi Rugs
Heriz-Serapi rugs are a family of Persian carpets located in the Northwest of Iran in the Azerbaijani region.
Antique Hooked Rugs
Indigenous to the Northeast of the United States and Maritime Canada, their production began in the 1840's
Ingrain carpets were a form of machine loomed, flatwoven, reversible carpet that became popular in the nineteenth century.
Antique Isfahan / Esfahan Rugs
Isfahans or Esfahans, claim a very proud tradition among Persian carpets going back to Safavid times in the seventeenth century.
Antique Joshagan Rugs
Joshagan, situated in Central Iran, is one of the oldest centers for continuous weaving in Iran.
Antique Kaitag Embroideries
The Kaitags are a multi ethnic group living northwest of Derbend in the Daghestan region.
Antique Karabagh Rugs
Karabagh rugs, eagerly sought after by collectors as well as designers, have one of the oldest and most varied design traditions of any antique Caucasian rugs.
Antique Karajeh / Gharajeh / Karaja / Garajeh Rugs
Produced in the Karajeh, a small village near Tabriz these rugs are distinguished by their use of triple and allover medallions.
Antique Kashan Rugs
Antique Kashans are among the very finest Persian rugs and carpets.
Antique Kazak Rugs
Among the most prized and exciting Caucasian village rugs. Famed for their rich colors, assertive, geometric drawing, and bold, large-scale designs.
Antique Kazvin Rugs
Antique Kazvin rugs were produced 90 miles west of Tehran up until the 1930s.
Antique Kerman / Kirman Rugs
Since the seventeenth century, Kerman has been a major center for the production of high-quality carpets.
Antique Kerman Lavar / Kirman Lavar Rugs
Kerman Lavar rugs are a specific subset of Kerman rugs that represent some of the finest, highest quality weavings from Persia.
Antique Khorassan Rugs
The region of Khorassan in northeastern Iran has been famed for fine rugs going back to Timurid times in the late middle ages.
Antique Khotan Rugs
Located in Eastern Turkestan, Khotan produced fine rugs in the 18th and 19th centuries. Catering to a wide variety of tastes antique Khotan rugs
Antique Kilim Rugs
Once overlooked as utilitarian, low status items, antique Kilims are now prized as some of the most powerful and authentic weavings of the Middle East.
Antique Kirshehir Rugs
Antique Kirshehir rugs, produced in central Turkey, are valued for their rich color, excellent wool, and the geometric vitality of their drawing.
Antique Konya Rugs
Antique Konya rugs are famed and desired for their magnificent color, lustrous wool, and unfettered bold tribal drawing.
Antique Kuba Rugs
Noted for their precise drawing and detailed design, antique Kuba rugs are probably the finest and most tightly woven rugs from the Caucasus.
Antique Kurdish Rugs
Antique Kurdish rugs and carpets have only recently come to be recognized for their distinctive sense of design and fine color.
Antique Lilihan Rugs
Produced south of the city of Arak by Armenians in Persia, Lilihan rugs are known for their design.
Antique Lori / Luri Rugs
Antique Luri rugs, produced by the Lurs of the Zagros Mountains in western Iran, are among the most impressive tribal Persian weavings.
Antique Malayer Rugs
Antique rugs from the Malayer region constitute an important and distinctive group of Persian weavings.
Antique rugs from the Marbediah manufacturer in Israel. Marbediah is known for some of the finest Judaica rugs in the world.
Antique Mashad Rugs
Mashad rugs are known for the curvilinear designs with a central medallion. Produced primarily woven in workshops or on home-based looms.
Antique Milas / Melas Rugs
Antique Milas rugs from southwestern Turkey are exceedingly beautiful in the finnesse of their weave drawing, and subtlety of their coloration.
Millefleurs Kashmir Shawl
Antique Millefleurs tapestries of Kashmir in Northern India made in twilled technique are among the finest virtuoso textiles produced in the Orient.
Antique Mood Rugs
Mood or Moud is a major weaving center in the province of Khorrassan in eastern Persia. Mood rugs are quite distinctive
Moroccan rugs are notable for their dynamic colorful designs and for their strong sense of geometric structure. They do
Antique Mughal Rugs
Carpet weaving was one of the most outstanding aspects of textile production in India under the Mugal dynasty from the late sixteenth to early eighteenth centuries.
Persian Nain Rugs
Known for their large scale, silk constructions, Nain rugs often exhibit central floral medallions with ivory fields and blue accents.
Navajo rugs, particularly the great ones, represent the native American contribution to the world of textile production.
Antique Needlepoint Rugs
Needlepoint embroidery technique represents a particularly European adaptation of the Oriental carpet.
Antique Ningsia / Ningxia Rugs
Ningxia rugs are among the oldest antique Chinese rugs or carpets, many going back to the eighteenth century or earlier.
Antique North West Persian Rugs
The term Northwest was coined to denote highly interesting and possibly early antique pieces that were clearly made in Northwest Iran.
Antique Ottoman Embroideries
Produced between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, these are among the most interesting textiles of this period.
Oushak in western Turkey has been a major center of rug production almost from the very beginning of the Ottoman period.
Antique Peking Rugs
Peking carpets represent a newer antique production that began in China immediately following World War I.
Perepedil is a town located southeast of Kuba, in the Daghestan region of the Caucasus.
Antique Polonaise Rugs
Embellished with threads in precious metals, antique Polonaise carpets are among the most elegant and lavish.
Persian Qum / Ghom Rugs
Production of Qum rugs began in the early 20th century in the holy city of Qum. The rugs are often used as wall hangings.
Antique Persian Sarouk Rugs
Antique Sarouk rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets.
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Sarouk Farahan Rugs
Sarouk or Saruk is a small province north of Sultanabad in west Persia. Ferehans were woven in the village of Sarouk
Antique Savonnerie Rugs
Antique Savonnerie carpets exemplify the formal grace and elegance of classical European design.
The Scandinavian region became an area of rug production in Europe at a relatively early period. Already by the ninth or tenth centuries, Islamic silk textiles
Antique Senneh Rugs
Antique Senneh carpets, produced in Northwest Iran, are prized for their fine, delicate design and their distinctive, weaving technique.
Antique Serab Rugs
Serab rugs are known for their fine long rugs or runners with a characteristic camel ground and lozenge-shaped medallions.
Antique Serapi Rugs
Heriz carpets are among the most recognizable rugs of Iran because of their distinctive monumental designs and the expressive power of their angular drawing
Antique Seychour Rugs
A subtype of the Kuba rug, antique Seychour rugs are made in the small town of Yukhari-Zeykhur in Azerbaijan in the Caucasus.
Antique Shahsavan / Shahsevan Rugs
Highly unusual and exciting, antique Shahsavan rugs and carpets have only recently been recognized.
Antique Shirvan Rugs
Shirvan rugs are often the most sought after antique weavings from the Caucasus. Shirvans were made not far from those of Kuba.
Antique Sivas Rugs
Sivas carpets are appreciated as some of the most well-made and decorative of room-sized Turkish rugs.
Antique Spanish Rugs
Although Spain is not generally thought of as a rug producing region, Spanish carpets represent the most venerable and honored tradition of rug production.
Antique Sultanabad Rugs
The city of Sultanabad (which is now known as Arak) was founded in the early 1800's as a center for
Antique Sumak / Soumak Rugs
Sumak is a type of brocading or flatwoven pile. Sumak is named for the village of Shemaka in the Caucasus where this technique was widely practiced.
Suzani is a type of antique embroidered textile produced in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Swedish Kilim Rugs
Swedish kilim tapestry rugs or Rollakan have a long history in Swedish weaving, reaching right into the Modern period.
Antique Tabriz Rugs
Tabriz carpets are distinguished by their excellent weave and by their remarkable adherence to the classical traditions of Persian rug design.
Antique Talish Rugs
Talish rugs produced east of Moghan, on the coast of the Caspian Sea are known for their fine soft wool and medium pile.
Antique Tapestry Rugs
Woven tapestries are perhaps the most venerable and highly prized medium of textile art. Tapestries have been woven almost from the beginning of weaving itself.
Antique Tehran Rugs
Tehran only became a center of antique rug production after the great revival of Persian weaving was underway in the late nineteenth century.
Antique Tekke Rugs
In the second half of the 19th century the Tekke tribe was one of the leading Turkoman tribes with refined weaving skills.
Antique Tuduc Rugs
Born in Transylvania, Theodor Tuduc (1888-1983) was a Romanian rug restorer and famous rug forger.
Antique Turkish Rugs
In the 19th century rug workshops began to open in Istanbul and surrounding villages, becoming more plentiful in production.
Antique Uzbek Rugs
Antique Uzbek embroideries are among the boldest and most exciting examples of this technique from Central Asia.
Antique Wilton Rugs
Although they were machine-made rather than hand woven, Wilton carpets from England are quite sought after.
Antique Yamout Rugs
Principally found to the northwest of Turkmenistan, the Yamout are renowned for their rugs.
Antique Yarkand Rugs
Yarkand rugs are quite distinctive among the carpets of East Turkestan.
Antique Yastic Rugs
Yastiks (pillow or bolster covers) are the most desirable of small Turkish rugs, sought after by collectors because of their adaptations of classical designs.
Antique Yazd Rugs
Halfway between Isfahan and Kerman, it is hardly surprising that Yazd became heir to the great tradition of classical Persian rug weaving.
Antique Yomud Rugs
Also known as Yomut, the Yomud is one of the main Turkoman tribes. Frequently the dyrnak gul, kepse, and the tauk muska guls are used on antique Yomud rugs.
Antique Yuruk Rugs
Yuruk rugs, more than any other type, exemplify the great nomadic tradition of Turkish carpet weaving (Yuruk means nomad in Turkish).
Antique Zakatala Rugs
Zakatala rugs, produced in the South Caucasus are some of the rarest and most collectible village weavings of this region.