Antique Textiles From the 3rd century through 1920

Antique Textiles From the 3rd century through 1920 top hr

Collection of Antique Textiles from All Major Textile Producing Countries

Antique Textiles - Textiles are among the most beautiful, versatile and historic art forms and handicrafts that are still widely available. Although the oldest artifacts have disintegrated, many antique textiles are exceptionally well preserved, portable and highly decorative examples of artistic ingenuity. There are ethnic textiles like ikat cloths and clothing that feature a magnificent combination of resist dyeing and weaving while others feature exquisite surface decorations. Craftspeople used dyes, paints, resists, decorative embroidery stitches, weaving techniques and imaginative processes to create the most unimaginable works of art. The diversity of antique textiles is unparalleled. Some items like salt bags, saddle covers and Turkoman chyrpy jackets combine form and function while other textiles are purely decorative works of art that have no other purpose but to delight the viewer's eyes.

Cut velvet textiles are exceptionally beautiful examples of weaving and creative artistry while other antique textiles feature embroidered accents and surface embellishments made from fine silk floss or metallic threads. Antique Indian shawls feature a superb combination of fine fibers and outstanding designs while other woven textiles and ingrain carpets are more restrained. Across the world, people have fashioned textiles to commemorate important events, to recognize outstanding achievements and to decorate the person and spaces of high-ranking individuals. Textiles are relics of ethnic groups, empires, colonial conquerors and indigenous people. Antique textiles are part of our world heritage and represent one of the most diverse art forms in existence.

Antique Textiles, Embroideries, and Suzani: Some of the oldest textiles in existence are the 4th-century Coptic pieces from Egypt. These pieces arose from the early Christian populations living in Egypt and have survived nearly two millenia. More recent textiles include shawls and American flatweaves. There are also many other types of collectible textiles such as saddle bags and clothing. All of these pieces are prized by collectors for their uniqueness and provenance.

54 Rugs Found in Textiles - Antique

Early Coptic Egyptian Textile 46131

Early Coptic Egyptian Textile 46131 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Egyptian Rugs »
Style: Early Rugs

0 ft 8 in x 0 ft 10 in (0.2 m x 0.25 m)

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Early 16th Century Peruvian Textile 46130

Antique Textile 46130 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Peruvian Rugs »


1 ft 2 in x 1 ft 4 in (0.36 m x 0.41 m)

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Persian Antique Textile 3137

Persian Antique Textile 3137 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

3 ft 10 in x 1 ft 10 in (1.17 m x 0.56 m)

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Antique Syrian Textile 45090

Antique Textile Rug 45090 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Syrian Textiles »
Style: Textiles

1 ft 8 in x 2 ft 2 in (0.51 m x 0.66 m)

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Vintage Colombian Embroidery 46453

Vintage Needlepoint Colombian Rug 46453 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Colombian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

2 ft 1 in x 2 ft 3 in (0.63 m x 0.69 m)

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Antique Indian Textile 41493

Antique Indian Textile 41493 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Indian Rugs »
Style: Handwoven Rugs

2 ft 2 in x 2 ft 6 in (0.66 m x 0.76 m)

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Antique Greek Embroidery 41492

Antique Greek Embroidery 41492 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: European Rugs »
Style: Textiles

2 ft 9 in x 3 ft (0.84 m x 0.91 m)

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Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561

Vintage French Tapestry Rug 46561 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

6 ft x 3 ft 6 in (1.83 m x 1.07 m)

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Vintage Peruvian Textile 46456

Vintage Peruvian Textile 46456 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Peruvian Textiles »
Style: Textiles

3 ft 8 in x 4 ft 4 in (1.12 m x 1.32 m)

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Antique Silk Persian Textile 8386

Antique Silk Persian Textile 8386 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

3 ft 7 in x 5 ft 6 in (1.09 m x 1.68 m)

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Antique Indian Oriental Textile 41624

Antique Indian Oriental Textile 41624 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Indian Rugs »
Style: Handwoven Rugs

4 ft 9 in x 5 ft 7 in (1.45 m x 1.7 m)

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Antique Indian Textile 41497

Antique Indian Textile 41497 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Indian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

0 ft 9 in x 5 ft 7 in (0.23 m x 1.7 m)

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Antique Persian Shawl 45458

Antique Persian Shawl 45458 - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

5 ft 8 in x 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m x 1.73 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Textile 48204

Vintage Scandinavian Textile 48204 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

4 ft 2 in x 5 ft 8 in (1.27 m x 1.73 m)

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Vintage Swedish Tapestry 48283

Vintage Swedish Tapestry 48283 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

8 ft 3 in x 5 ft 10 in (2.51 m x 1.78 m)

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Antique Persian Shawl 43793

Antique Persian Shawl 43793 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

5 ft 9 in x 5 ft 11 in (1.75 m x 1.8 m)

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Antique Velvet Italian Textile 41961

Antique Velvet Italian Textile 41961 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Italian Rugs »
Style: Handwoven Rugs

3 ft 1 in x 6 ft 2 in (0.94 m x 1.88 m)

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Vintage Swedish Folk Art Tapestry 48251

Vintage Swedish Kilim Tapestry 48251 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavian Rugs »
Style: Textiles

4 ft 2 in x 6 ft 7 in (1.27 m x 2.01 m)

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