Antique Rug Styles And Designs

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Antique Rug Styles - The art of antique oriental rug-making is one of the oldest crafts in the world, as well as one of the most widely spread. Cultures from places as different as Persia and Scandinavia have developed their own unique and distinctive rug-making techniques and styles. At the Nazmiyal Collection, we pride ourselves on the breadth of our antique rug selection, which features a tremendous variety of styles. Below are links to some of the many styles of antique rugs.

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Antique Abadeh Rugs

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Antique Abadeh Rugs

Abadeh is a town in southern Iran halfway between Isfahan and Shiraz

 

Antique Afshar Rugs

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Antique Afshar Rugs

Afshar weavers are renowned for their great weaving skills in Persia.

Antique Agra Rugs

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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

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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

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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

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Antique Amritsar Rugs

Amritsars are extremely distinctive within the production of Indian carpets.

Art Deco Rugs

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Art Deco Rugs

The term Deco applies to European and certain Chinese carpets that reflected the new movements in modern European decorative arts.

Vintage Art Nouveau Rugs

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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

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Antique Aubusson Rugs

Aubusson carpets made with tapestry techniques are among the most elegant and luxurious antique floor coverings.

Antique Avar Rugs

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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 Carpets

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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

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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

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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

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Antique Bakshaish Rugs

Among the larger rugs made in Iran, Bakshaish carpets are in a class by themselves.

Balkan Embroideries

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Balkan Embroidery

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

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Antique Baluch Rugs

Baluch carpets are among the most varied and unusual antique nomadic Central Asian carpets.

Antique Bergama Rugs

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Antique Bergama Rugs

Bergama / Bergamo carpets are made in the historic town of Bergama in northwest Turkey.

Antique Beshir Rugs

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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 Rugs

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Antique Bessarabian Kilims

Antique Bessarabian rugs in pile and tapestry technique occupy a unique place among European carpets.

Bezalel Rugs

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Antique Israeli Bezalel Rugs

Antique Bezalel carpets were produced in the earlier twentieth century as part of a new art school for Jewish immigrants in what was then Ottoman and British-ruled Palestine.

Antique Bibikabad Carpets

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Antique Bibikabad Rugs

Antique Bibikabad carpets, woven near the Hamadan region in Iran, are related to Malayers in technique.

Antique Bidjar / Bijar Rugs

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Antique Bidjar Rugs

Bijars, produced in Northwest Iran are among the finest of Persian rugs by virtue of their design and technique.

Antique Bokara Carpets

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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

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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.

Chenille Rugs

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Antique Chenille

From the French word caterpillar was developed from an 18th century American technique called candle wicking.

Antique Chinese Rugs

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Antique Chinese Rugs

Antique Chinese carpets have a very long and distinguished history that is largely independent of rug design from Middle East.

Antique Chinese Art Deco Rugs

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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.

Antique Continental Rugs

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Continental Rugs

Continental rugs applied techniques and designs from Oriental rugs and early period rugs from France.

Antique Dagestan Rugs

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Antique Dagestan Rugs

Antique Dagestan rugs, produced in the East Caucasus, were closely related to Shirvan and Kuba rugs from the same region.

Antique Dalmatic

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Antique Dalmatics

Antique dalmatic or lithurgical vestments were garments similiar to robes worn by clergy....

Antique Donegal Rugs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Antique Giordes Rugs

Giordes rugs have a long and distinguished history in Turkish weaving.

Antique Hamedan Rugs

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Antique Hamedan Rugs

Antique Hamadan (Hamedan) rugs, generally produced in scatter sizes drew extensively upon the tribal weaving traditions of Iran.

Antique Hereke Rugs

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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

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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

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Antique Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs

Heriz-Serapi rugs are a family of Persian carpets located in the Northwest of Iran in the Azerbaijani region.

Antique Hooked Rugs

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Antique Hooked Rugs

Indigenous to the Northeast of the United States and Maritime Canada, their production began in the 1840's

Antique Ingrain Rugs

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Antique Ingrain Rugs

Ingrain carpets were a form of machine loomed, flatwoven, reversible carpet that became popular in the nineteenth century.

Antique Isfahan / Esfahan Rugs

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Antique 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

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Antique Joshegan Carpets

Joshagan, situated in Central Iran, is one of the oldest centers for continuous weaving in Iran.

Antique Kaitag Embroideries

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Antique Kaitag Embroideries

The Kaitags are a multi ethnic group living northwest of Derbend in the Daghestan region.

Antique Karabagh Rugs

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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

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Antique Karajeh 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

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Antique Kashan Rugs

Antique Kashans are among the very finest Persian rugs and carpets.

Antique Kazak Rugs

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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

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Antique Kazvin Rugs

Antique Kazvin rugs were produced 90 miles west of Tehran up until the 1930s.

Antique Kerman / Kirman Rugs

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Antique Kerman Carpets

Since the seventeenth century, Kerman has been a major center for the production of high-quality carpets.

Antique Kerman Lavar / Kirman Lavar Rugs

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Antique Kerman 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

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Antique Knorassan 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

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Antique Khotan Carpets

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 Turkish Kilim Rugs

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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

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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

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Antique Konya Rugs

Antique Konya rugs are famed and desired for their magnificent color, lustrous wool, and unfettered bold tribal drawing.

Antique Kuba Rugs

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Antique Kuba Caucasian 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

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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 Lavar

Kerman Rugs

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Antique Kerman Lavar Rugs

Ravar Carpets refer to the same thing - the prestigious carpet-weaving center known as Ravar / Lavar

 

Antique Lilihan Rugs

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Antique Lilihan Persian Carpets

Produced south of the city of Arak by Armenians in Persia, Lilihan rugs are known for their design.

Antique Lori / Luri Rugs

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Antique Lori 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

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Antique Malayer Rugs

Antique rugs from the Malayer region constitute an important and distinctive group of Persian weavings.

 

Antique Marbediah Rugs

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Antique Marbedia Rugs

Antique rugs from the Marbediah manufacturer in Israel. Marbediah is known for some of the finest Judaica rugs in the world.

Antique Mashad Rugs

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Antique Persian 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

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Antique Milas Turkish Rugs

Antique Milas rugs from southwestern Turkey are exceedingly beautiful in the finnesse of their weave drawing, and subtlety of their coloration.

Antique Millefleurs Kashmir Shawl

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Antique Millefleurs Rugs

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

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Antique Mood Carpets

Mood or Moud is a major weaving center in the province of Khorrassan in eastern Persia. Mood rugs are quite distinctive

Moroccan Rugs

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Moroccan Rugs

Moroccan rugs are notable for their dynamic colorful designs and for their strong sense of geometric structure. They do...

Antique Mugal Rugs

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Antique Mugal 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

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Persian Nain Rugs

Known for their large scale, silk constructions, Nain rugs often exhibit central floral medallions with ivory fields and blue accents.

Antique Navajo Rugs

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Antique Navajo Rugs

Navajo rugs, particularly the great ones, represent the native American contribution to the world of textile production.

Antique Needlepoint Carpets

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Antique Needlepoint Carpets

Needlepoint embroidery technique represents a particularly European adaptation of the Oriental carpet.

Antique Ningsia / Ningxia Rugs

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Antique Chinese Ningsia / Ningxia Carpets

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

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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

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Antique Ottoman Embroideries

Produced between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, these are among the most interesting textiles of this period

Antique Oushak Rugs

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Antique Oushak Rugs

Oushak in western Turkey has been a major center of rug production almost from the very beginning of the Ottoman period.

Antique Peking Rugs

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Antique Chinese Peking Carpets

Peking carpets represent a newer antique production that began in China immediately following World War I.

Antique Perepedil Rugs

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Antique Perpedil Rugs

Perepedil is a town located southeast of Kuba, in the Daghestan region of the Caucasus

Antique Polonaise Rugs

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Antique Polonaise Rugs

Embellished with threads in precious metals, antique Polonaise carpets are among the most elegant and lavish.

Persian Qum / Ghom Rugs

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Persian Qum 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 Sarouk Rugs

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Antique Sarouk Rugs

Antique Sarouk rugs are among the most luxurious classically derived, room-sized Persian carpets.

Vintage Rya Rugs

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Vintage Rya Rugs

Rya or Ryijy is a traditional rug made in Sweden and Finland. Rya means shaggy...

Antique Sarouk Farahan Rugs

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Antique Persian 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 Carpets

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Antique Savonnerie Carpets

Antique Savonnerie carpets exemplify the formal grace and elegance of classical European design.

Vintage Scandinavian Rugs

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Scandinavian Rugs

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Antique Shahsavan Rugs

Highly unusual and exciting, antique Shahsavan rugs and carpets have only recently been recognized.

Antique Shirvan Rugs

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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

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Antique Sivas Carpets

Sivas carpets are appreciated as some of the most well-made and decorative of room-sized Turkish rugs.

Antique Spanish Rugs

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Antique Spanish Carpets

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

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Antique Sultanabad Carpets

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

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Antique 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.

Antique Suzani Embroideris

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Antique Suzani Embroideries

Suzani is a type of antique embroidered textile produced in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Vintage Swedish Kilim Carpets

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Vintage Swedish Kilims

Swedish kilim tapestry rugs or Rollakan have a long history in Swedish weaving, reaching right into the Modern period.

Antique Tabriz Rugs

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Antique Tuduc Carpets

Born in Transylvania, Theodor Tuduc (1888-1983) was a Romanian rug restorer and famous rug forger.

Antique Turkish Rugs

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Antique Turkish Rugs

In the 19th century rug workshops began to open in Istanbul and surrounding villages, becoming more plentiful in production.

Antique Uzbek Textiles

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Antique Uzbek Textiles

Antique Uzbek embroideries are among the boldest and most exciting examples of this technique from Central Asia.

Antique Wilton Carpets

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Antique Wilton Carpets

Although they were machine-made rather than hand woven, Wilton carpets from England are quite sought after.

Antique Yamout Rugs

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Antique Yamout Carpets

Principally found to the northwest of Turkmenistan, the Yamout are renowned for their rugs.

Antique Yarkand Rugs

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Antique Yarkand Carpets

Yarkand rugs are quite distinctive among the carpets of East Turkestan.

Antique Yastic Rugs

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Antique Yastik 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

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Antique Yazd Carpets

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

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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

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Antique Yuruk Carpets

Yuruk rugs, more than any other type, exemplify the great nomadic tradition of Turkish carpet weaving (Yuruk means nomad in Turkish).

Antique Zakatala Rugs

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Antique Zakatala Carpets

Zakatala rugs, produced in the South Caucasus are some of the rarest and most collectible village weavings of this region.

 

Specialty Rugs


Antique Textiles

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Antique Textiles

Textiles are cloth pieces that can range in style and design from early 4th century Coptic to shawls and French-inspired millefleur pieces.

Antique Shawls

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Antique Shawls

Originally used as garments, these collectable pieces are extremely fine and almost always decorative.

Silk Rugs

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Silk Rugs

Rugs made with silk foundation and silk pile. Silk rugs are prized for their lustrous quality.

Rugs by Master Weavers

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Rugs by Master Weavers

The master weavers of time past are recognized for the brilliant skill in producing rugs of exceedingly high quality with colors, compositions, and designs unparalleled by any other.

Masterpieces

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Masterpiece Rugs

These are some of the finest examples of antique rugs ever woven. They represent a selection of paradigms from various weavers and regions.

Oversized Rugs

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Oversized Rugs

Rugs from even the largest of rooms, these pieces are inherently grand and impressive.

 

 

 

Antique Embroideries

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Antique Embroideries

Embroideries are hand-stitched textiles that are often decorative in design and can even be sewn using precious metals.

Antique Wagireh / Antique Sampler Rugs

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Antique Sampler Rugs

The Wagireh or Sampler rug is perhaps the most enigmatic of carpets. Made as a template or pattern they're small pieces the size of a scatter rug or mat.

Rugs by Artists

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Rugs by Artists

Rugs woven by renowned artists and designers. These original pieces reflect some of the most carefully rendered designs from ancient masters to modern maestros.

Investment Quality Rugs

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Investment Quality Rugs

This collection holds some of the most desirable rugs in the world and features museum quality rugs and carpets for the most discernible tastes.

Vintage Rugs

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Vintage Rugs

Mid-century modern rugs and vintage rugs have become a staple for contemporary design tastes that are revitalizing the minimalist ideals of the early- and mid-20th century.

Art Deco Rugs

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Art Deco Rugs

With roots in the early 20th century, Art Deco rugs portray the foundation of modern style and design with their simplistic and often geometric designs and extensive color palette.

Antique Rugs by Design & Style


Antique Floral Rugs

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Antique Floral Rugs

Floral designs are usually more traditional than other rugs. They are both graceful and elegant and are loved for their refined beauty.

Antique Tribal Rugs

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Tribal Rugs

Not as finely woven as city rugs, these nomadic rugs are rich in color with bold primitive and at times geometric patterns. Generally smaller than city rugs.

All Over Design Rugs

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All Over Design Rugs

A design that repeats and covers the entire rug. These rugs are often subdued and are great under sofa's or beds because they have no center medallion.

Medallion Design Rugs

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Medallion Rugs

An oval, round or multi-sided symbol woven in the center of the carpet.

Antique Scenic and Pictorial Rugs

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Antique Scenic and Pictorial Rugs

Scenic rugs and textiles capture a time or place within their weave. They are very collectable and often one of a kind.

  

Antique Geometric Design Rugs

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Geometric Rugs

Geometric designs are often seen in tribal pieces and in modern designs. They exhibit a raw beauty in their linear constructions.

Rugs With Animal Motifs

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Animal Rugs

Many rugs have been woven to include various animals. They are often found in hunting scenes or in more fantastic designs like the dragons from China.

Judaica Rugs

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Jewish Rugs

Judaica rugs can be found in many different regions around the world and exhibit Hebrew lettering and/or biblical stories.

Shabby Chic Rugs

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Shabby Chic Rugs

A relaxed soft rug, distressed by age and showing signs of wear adding to it's overal sophistication and elegance.

Antique Prayer Design Rugs

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Prayer Rugs

Antique prayer design rugs are highly sought after.