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Beautiful Collection of Antique Textiles

Antique Textiles - Old 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 millennium. More recent textiles include shawls and American flat-weaves. 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.

View our current selection of antique textiles below:

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102 Rugs Found in Textiles

Antique Greek Embroidery 41486

Antique Greek Embroidery 41486 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: European Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

1 ft 8 in x 10 ft 9 in (0.51 m x 3.28 m)

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Antique Ottoman Kilim Rug 48369

Antique Ottoman Kilim Rug 48369 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kilims

4 ft 8 in x 10 ft (1.42 m x 3.05 m)

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Antique Ingrain American Rug 2755

Antique Ingrain American Rug 2755 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Ingrain Rugs

7 ft 4 in x 8 ft 10 in (2.24 m x 2.69 m)

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Antique Ingrain American Rug 2586

Antique Ingrain American Rug 2586 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Ingrain Rugs

7 ft 3 in x 8 ft 10 in (2.21 m x 2.69 m)

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Antique Egyptian Textile 46175

Antique Egyptian Textile 46175 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Egyptian Rugs »
Style: Scandinavian Rugs

8 ft 7 in x 8 ft 9 in (2.62 m x 2.67 m)

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Antique European Silk Velvet Textile 41491

Antique Silk Velvet Textile from India 41491 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

2 ft 2 in x 7 ft 11 in (0.66 m x 2.41 m)

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Antique Ingrain American Rug 2628

Antique Ingrain American Rug 2628 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Ingrain Rugs

6 ft 3 in x 7 ft 10 in (1.9 m x 2.39 m)

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Antique Persian Textile 45528

Antique Persian Textile 45528 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

4 ft 9 in x 7 ft 6 in (1.45 m x 2.29 m)

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Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow 48541

Vintage Scandinavian Kilim by Ingegerd Silow 48541 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Swedish Rugs

4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 10 in (1.4 m x 2.08 m)

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Silk and Wool Antique French Tapestry 50279

Silk and Wool Antique French Tapestry 50279 - By Nazmiyal

Origin: French Rugs »
Style: Tapestries

6 ft 3 in x 6 ft 8 in (1.9 m x 2.03 m)

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Vintage Swedish Folk Art Tapestry 48251

Vintage Swedish Kilim Tapestry 48251 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Scandinavia Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

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

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Hans Krondahl “Lillies” Tapestry 48491

Hans Krondahl “Lillies” Tapestry 48491 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: American Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

3 ft 5 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.04 m x 1.98 m)

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Antique Velvet Italian Textile 41961

Antique Velvet Italian Textile 41961 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Italian Rugs »


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

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