Five Things You Thought You Knew About Vintage Area Rugs
The Wide Range Of Vintage Area Rugs
Vintage carpets and rugs from the mid 20th century have never been as popular as they are today. Available in a wide variety of designs, styles, colors and materials, vintage mid century modern rugs and carpets complement almost every type of interior decoration.
Since some people may have misconceptions about vintage rugs, here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about Vintage Rugs:
1. Vintage Rugs Are Not The Same As Antique Rugs
Many people erroneously use the words, “vintage” and “antique” rugs to mean the same thing. Generally speaking, the word “vintage” denotes sometime in the past, but not so far back in the past as to make them antique. To remove confusion, the label “vintage”, has been given to items that are at least 40 years old but not older than 80 years.
In the case of area rugs, those made during the period spanning from the mid to late 1930’s through the 1970’s are called vintage rugs or retro rugs. The mid 20th century was a great time for innovations in art, science and popular culture and the mid-century rugs reflect the cultures, styles and moods of the time perfectly.
2. Vintage Rugs Were Made Everywhere
One can easily find a vintage rug that was made in Turkey, Iran, India, Morocco, China and just about everywhere else in the world. These area rugs reflect the styles and looks specific to the place of origin as well as the time period.
3. Vintage Rugs Offer Representative Looks Of The Era / Year That They Were Made
The different types of area rugs from the middle part of the 29th century, are not so old that nobody knows when or where they were made. In fact, before buying a vintage rug, you should inquire about the era and location it was made. Knowing this will tell you about the design and style of the rug and may help with planning your interior decoration accordingly.
4. The Word Vintage In Rugs – What Does It Mean?
The word “vintage” does not exclusively indicate a particular time in the past. The term itself can also be understood to mean that the specific vintage design and style was popular in a certain time in the past.
Many manufacturers take advantage of this fact by creating products that are the exact replicas or reminiscent of products that were popular in the past and market/label them as ‘vintage’. Thus, not all vintage rugs you can find in the market are true vintage rugs, although they look vintage enough.
5. Decorating With The Wide Range Of Looks Of Vintage Rugs
Vintage carpets and rugs come in such as wide variety of designs, styles and patterns that you can fit them in every type of interior decoration, including traditional, modern, contemporary and ultra-modern. This is the reason for their popularity.
At Nazmiyal Antique Rugs, we have long been admirers of vintage area rugs – which seem to be becoming more and more popular every day. Over the past ten years or so, there has been a marked increase in the popularity of all things “vintage,” a trend that has influenced just about every field of design. This renewed interest in mid-century and modern aesthetics is difficult to overstate, as more and more consumers have been purchasing authentic “vintage” products – products that are, by definition, part of a finite pool.
Thankfully, the vintage rug collection here at Nazmiyal Antique Rugs was built alongside this rapid increase in the demand for vintage goods. As a result, our collection consists of the sort of authentic, vintage pieces that are most highly in demand. From our genuine Marta Maas Fjetterstrom rugs from Sweden to our iconic Beni Ourain / Moroccan rugs, our Vintage rug collection is sure to surprise and delight anyone with an expressed interest in all things “vintage.”
From minimalism, to art deco, to abstract expressionism, the list of modern art styles reflected in vintage rugs and carpets is as extensive as it is varied. Search through our collection of vintage rugs and mid-century carpets and discover the exciting world of vintage design!