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Beautiful Selection of Animal Rugs and Animal Print Carpets

Animal Rugs - The great artisans that wove these antique carpets were masters at depicting small details that required great accuracy. The exotic animals were not always represented in nature but inspired by books and the imagination of the artists. For example, this Turkish Oushak rug features the mythical dragon and griffin entangled in a never-ending battle. This Tibetan rug also portrays the dragon motif, but in a more traditional Eastern Oriental format. Animals aren't always so ferocious though as is exemplified in the passivity of the birds and fish in this tranquil Amritsar rug from India.

Dragons, eagles, unicorns, leopard prints, geometric animals and hunting scenes are all found in antique rugs. From early American hooked rugs to Oriental rugs from China, these spectacular textiles feature iconic animals that are symbolic and naturalistic. Artists and weavers in the east and the west have never abandoned their connection with the natural world and storybook legends. These exceptional animal rugs incorporate art, mythology and beasts that are real and imagined. Faux tiger pelts are re-created in Buddhist rugs from Tibet, graceful birds and mythical animals are featured in Chinese rank badges, and serpents, predators and placid animals are pictured in the iconic hunting rugs and Tree of Life rug patterns carpets produced in Islamic countries.

In many cases, these animals symbolize supernatural powers, superstitions, legends and things that transcend their zoological form. Tribal weavers used abstract wolf's mouth symbols to ward off powerful predators. The regal peacock often symbolizes power, nobility and status. The majestic lion has spawned an entire subset of artistic Persian rugs. Despite the diversity in the types of animals depicted, the way they are drawn and the qualities they stand for, animal carpets are an important group of rugs that also represent the profound skill required to draw and execute these detail-rich pieces.

Known for their quirky, exotic style, animal rugs can have a fabulous and unexpectedly elegant effect. Ranging from colonial hunter chic to modern couture, animal rugs come in plenty of traditional and adventurous styles. Zebra print animal rugs are beloved for their graphic black and white patterns, which can create a stunning effect in classical spaces or cutting-edge interiors. Giraffe prints, leopard spots, cow print rugs and the famous Tibetan tiger rugs make striking statement pieces. Of course, there are also pelt-shaped wool carpets and imaginative animal print variations, such as peacock feathers or textural abstract patterns that resemble snakeskin. Shag carpets are another suitable cruelty-free alternative to animal rugs for those craving the luscious texture of fur without the guilt. Whether shoppers are seeking the plush textures or graphic prints, animal rugs are a fabulous addition to any exotic interior.

Antique Animal Print Rugs: Ferocious Style

Bold, fun or modern, animal print rugs can do it all. Today's animal print rugs are highly evolved and even sophisticated. These sometimes kitschy pieces range from wildly trendy to elegant and historic. Put your preconceptions aside; these bold rugs are back and hotter than ever. The graphic patterns featured in animal print rugs are unexpectedly versatile and amazingly flattering. Place a faux zebra print rug in any setting to create a daring statement. These stark patterns work well with minimalist decor, safari-style environments and formal spaces alike.

Animal print rugs are available in an endless assortment of variations. Wool animal print rugs with simulated patterns, unusual colors and fun shapes are an exciting and often overlooked option for those who are ready to create a ferociously stylish space.

View our antique selection of rugs with animal designs:

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110 Rugs Found in Animal Motifs Rugs

Large Oversized Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3273

Antique Kerman Persian Rug 3273 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

17 ft x 27 ft 6 in (5.18 m x 8.38 m)

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Antique Turkish Hereke Rug 45620

Antique Turkish Hereke Rug 45620 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Hereke Rugs

17 ft 2 in x 23 ft 9 in (5.23 m x 7.24 m)

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Antique Khorassan Persian Rug 41935

Antique Khorassan Persian Rug 41935 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Khorassan Rugs

13 ft x 22 ft 2 in (3.96 m x 6.76 m)

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Antique Chinese Rug 46621

Chinese Art Deco Rug 46621 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Chinese Rugs

15 ft 4 in x 22 ft (4.67 m x 6.71 m)

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Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug 50103

Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug 50103 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Bakhtiari Rugs

14 ft 7 in x 19 ft 6 in (4.44 m x 5.94 m)

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Antique Bakhtiari Persian Carpet 50136

Antique Bakhtiari Persian Carpet 50136 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Bakhtiari Rugs

11 ft 4 in x 18 ft 8 in (3.45 m x 5.69 m)

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Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 46314

Antique Persian Tabriz Rug 46314 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

12 ft x 18 ft 3 in (3.66 m x 5.56 m)

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Antique Agra Indian Rug 41269

Antique Agra Oriental Rug 41269 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Indian Rugs

13 ft 6 in x 17 ft 5 in (4.11 m x 5.31 m)

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Large Red Antique Indian Agra Rug 44428

Large Red Antique Indian Agra Rug 44428 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Indian Rugs

11 ft 6 in x 16 ft 9 in (3.51 m x 5.11 m)

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Shabby Chic Antique Amritsar Indian Rug 42296

Antique Indian Rug 42296 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Indian Rugs

13 ft 3 in x 16 ft 5 in (4.04 m x 5 m)

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Antique Silk and Wool Agra Indian Rug 3450

Antique Silk and Wool Agra Indian Rug 3450 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Indian Rugs

12 ft 5 in x 16 ft 5 in (3.78 m x 5 m)

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Antique Chinese Carpet 50234

Antique Chinese Carpet 50234 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Chinese Rugs

12 ft 10 in x 16 ft 3 in (3.91 m x 4.95 m)

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Antique Persian Kerman Rug 3403

Antique Persian Kerman Rug 3403 Nazmiyal - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

11 ft 11 in x 16 ft 1 in (3.63 m x 4.9 m)

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Antique Persian Bidjar Carpet 50255

Antique Persian Bidjar Carpet 50255 - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Bidjar Rugs

6 ft 5 in x 15 ft 9 in (1.96 m x 4.8 m)

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Antique Persian Palace Scene Tabriz Rug 50074

Antique Persian Palace Scene Tabriz Rug 50074 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Tabriz Rugs

10 ft 10 in x 15 ft 6 in (3.3 m x 4.72 m)

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Chinese Art Deco Rug 50122

Chinese Art Deco Rug 50122 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Chinese Rugs

12 ft x 15 ft 4 in (3.66 m x 4.67 m)

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Antique Persian Kerman Rug 48553

Antique Persian Kerman Rug 48553 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kerman Rugs

12 ft x 15 ft 4 in (3.66 m x 4.67 m)

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Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet 50134

Antique Persian Khorassan Carpet 50134 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Khorassan Rugs

10 ft 8 in x 15 ft 1 in (3.25 m x 4.6 m)

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Antique Chinese Ningsia Rug 46708

Antique Chinese Ningsia Rug 46708 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Ningxia Rugs

11 ft 10 in x 14 ft 8 in (3.61 m x 4.47 m)

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Antique Chinese Deco Rug 43723

Antique Chinese Deco Oriental Rugs 43723 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
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Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Chinese Rugs

7 ft 9 in x 14 ft 8 in (2.36 m x 4.47 m)

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Room Sized Antique Indian Agra Rug 50250

Room Sized Antique Indian Agra Rug 50250 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Agra Rugs

10 ft x 13 ft 8 in (3.05 m x 4.17 m)

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Tribal Antique Persian Serab Runner Rug 48807

Tribal Antique Persian Serab Runner Rug 48807 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Serab Rugs

3 ft 8 in x 13 ft 7 in (1.12 m x 4.14 m)

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