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Silk RugsCarpets made in silk are the most luxurious productions of their kind. The silk textile production began in China, although silk rugs are unattested there until the seventeenth century. Silk textile manufacture was well established in Persia by the Sassanian Period (third to seventh centuries). Consequently, it would have been possible for the Persians of this period or those of Early Islamic times to have adapted silk to rug production. But it is so far unclear whether China or the Islamic Orient initiated the manufacture of silk carpets. At any rate, the earliest extant all silk rugs are in fact Persian silk carpets of the Safavid Period. Eventually rugs with all or part silk construction came to be made in virtually all Oriental rug - producing regions - Persia, Turkey, Turkestan, Tibet, and China. In the finest examples, not only the pile but even the foundation (wefts and warp fringes) are made of silk. Silk rugs are luxurious not only because of the fine texture and the reflective, luminous properties of the pile, but also because of the quality of their color. Silk allows the dyes to achieve a richness and intensity that can never be matched by even the finest wool.

Silk is a magical fiber that is unbelievably thin and astoundingly strong. Even when silk highlights are used to add definition to ornate designs, the complexion of a carpet or textile can change completely. The hand of silk rugs and textiles is rich and sumptuous. These traits are matched by the luminosity of colors when light is reflected by the fiber's prismatic structure. Silk is lithe yet exceptionally durable. As a commodity, it built the world's most famous trade route and created immortal legends. Today, silk is still the ultimate luxury fiber. The intrinsic value and beauty of silk is destined to outshine all other natural and synthetic fibers known to man.

The Unmistakable Look of Antique Silk Rugs

Silk rugs have an unmistakable luminescence, sheen and sumptuous soft texture. This luxurious fiber has a magical effect when used to craft rugs or when used as decorative accents to give designs a shimmering glow. Thinner than a human hair, silk fibers have a crystalline structure that refracts ambient light and produces the sleek shiny look that this natural fiber is known for. Although the process for unwinding thousands of feet of silk from a cocoon is tedious, the stunning result is well worth the labor. These magnificent carpets were produced extensively in India, China, Persia and Turkey. Silk rugs have an incomparable beauty and luxurious appearance that makes them exceptionally desirable. When displayed on the floor or on a wall, silk rugs make an impressive statement.

View our current selection of fine antique and beautiful Silk rugs below:

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56 Rugs Found in Silk Rugs

Vintage Silk Turkish Hereke Rug 48038

Vintage Turkish Silk Herekeh Rug 48038 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Hereke Rugs

8 ft 3 in x 11 ft 10 in (2.51 m x 3.61 m)

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Antique Turkish Silk Kayseri Rug 50288

Antique Turkish Silk Kayseri Rug 50288 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal
On Sale

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kayseri Rugs

7 ft 1 in x 10 ft 2 in (2.16 m x 3.1 m)

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Antique Silk Heriz Serapi Persian Rug 3087

Antique Silk Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs 3087 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Serapi Rugs

6 ft 8 in x 9 ft 11 in (2.03 m x 3.02 m)

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Antique Indian Embroidery bed cover 46128

Antique Embroidery/bed cover 46128 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »


4 ft 1 in x 8 ft 2 in (1.24 m x 2.49 m)

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Antique Indian Embroidery/4 pcs. 46129

Antique Embroidery/4 pcs. 46129 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »


1 ft 3 in x 8 ft (0.38 m x 2.44 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 Silk Chinese Rug 46229

Antique Silk Khotan Rug 46229 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: China Rugs »
Style: Chinese Rugs

4 ft 2 in x 7 ft (1.27 m x 2.13 m)

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Antique Silk Persian Kashan Rug 45067

Antique Silk Kashan Persian Rug 45067 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kashan Rugs

4 ft 4 in x 6 ft 9 in (1.32 m x 2.06 m)

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Antique Silk Kashan Persian Rug 43904

Antique Silk Kashan Persian Rug 43904 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Kashan Rugs

2 ft 5 in x 6 ft 7 in (0.74 m x 2.01 m)

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Silk Antique Keysari Turkish Rug 50245

Silk Antique Keysari Turkish Rug 50245 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kayseri Rugs

3 ft 9 in x 6 ft 6 in (1.14 m x 1.98 m)

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Rare Antique Silk Indian Agra Rug 47596

Breathtaking Rare Antique Silk Agra Rug 47596 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: India Rugs »
Style: Agra Rugs

5 ft 9 in x 6 ft (1.75 m x 1.83 m)

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Antique Silk Turkish Rug 1963

Antique Silk Turkish Rug 1963 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kayseri Rugs

4 ft 2 in x 5 ft 11 in (1.27 m x 1.8 m)

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Antique Persian Silk Farahan Rug 44916

Antique Silk Farahan Rug | 44916  | thumb - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Farahan Rugs

4 ft 1 in x 5 ft 10 in (1.24 m x 1.78 m)

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Antique Silk Persian Textile 8386

Antique Silk Persian Textile 8386 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Textile Art

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

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Antique Silk Kayseri Turkish Rug 43807

Antique Kayseri Turkish Rug 43807 Thumbnail - By Nazmiyal

Origin: Turkish Rugs »
Style: Kayseri Rugs

4 ft 5 in x 4 ft 8 in (1.35 m x 1.42 m)

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