A Comprehensive Guide to Antique Rugs and Carpets
Everything You Want to Know About Antique Rugs- Having been in the business of buying and selling antique rugs and carpets for more than thirty years, the Nazmiyal Collection has long been committed to the principle that the best customer is always an informed customer. In keeping with this commitment, we have composed and assembled an extensive series of online guides to antique rugsand vintage carpets designed to shine light on this exciting and age old art form.
These guides put a large volume of information at the disposal of our clients, including material concerning the history of antique rugs, guides to decorating with antique rugs, and much more. Whether you are a designer, a collector, or a private client looking to furnish your home, the guides and articles found below will help you find out everything you want to know about antique rugs and vintage carpets.
An overview of the origin and development of rugs and carpets from the earliest times to the present. To most people the concept of the rug, especially the pile rug, is virtually synonymous with the Orient. Actually, flatwoven floor covering in plain weave or tapestry technique is essentially ubiquitous. These crafts were developed all over the world, in various materials, from the earliest times by all peoples who possessed the skill of weaving.
Over the years, we have assembled a large volume of articles about antique Oriental carpets. These articles range in subject matter; some deal expressly with one antique rug style or origin, some deal with the process of purchasing an antique rug, some explain how rugs are made, and others gives useful tips on decorating with antique rugs. Here, we have assembled all of our antique rug articles in one place.
A guide to techniques of wool processing and weaving basic to rug production and a comparison between hand-made rugs and machine-made rugs. The craft of fine rug production is ancient and complex. Read the articles assembled here to help you better understand the art of rug and carpet weaving.
Consideration of style, quality, age, and everything you should be considering before you purchase your rug. Antique rugs are fine works of art with an ancient history. If you are considering buying an antique rug, familiarize yourself with the reading material assembled here.
The most frequently asked questions and concerns that rug-buyers have are addressed in this extensive guide. If you are new to the world of fine antique rugs, you may find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all there is to learn. To help you, we have assembled a list of antique rug FAQ's and answers in this guide.
A survey of the various designs and styles of Oriental rugs. A global and ancient craft, fine rugs have been woven throughout the world for millennia. Many regions have developed unique and immediately recognizable styles. Find out more about the world's fine carpets in the articles assembled here.
Useful advice of the care, cleaning, and protection of your rugs. Antique rugs represent an investment, and, like all works of art, require attention and care to maintain. Read the articles here to help you better understand how to care for and maintain your antique rugs and vintage carpets.
Alphabetized definitions of rug types, techniques, styles, and Terminologies in alphabetical order. If you run into some antique rug terms that you aren't familiar with, simply scan through our glossary of antique rug terms and phrases.
Common symbols and motifs found on antique rugs and vintage carpets. In this article, we explore the varied cultures and significance of symbols in antique rugs.