Add A Masterpiece To Your Life
“When love and skill work together,” the British art critic John Ruskin once wrote, “expect a masterpiece.”
He might well have been speaking of the love and talent behind the handmade antique rugs woven by craftsmen from Persia to Sweden, Turkey to France, Morocco to China – masterpieces
of textile art that harken back several millennia, and treasures to this day. Rich in vibrant jewel tone colors – sapphire blues, crimson reds, canary golds – these rugs have long been prized by connoisseurs and rug collectors. Now the latest design trends, fueled by the lifestyle changes of the past two years, along with a love of craftsmanship, a growing yearning for color, luxury, and for timeless comforts that reflect who we are and how we live, are making antique rugs more desirable than ever. Antique carpets, after all, are one-of-a-kind, unique works that reflect the individuality and character of every room and of the people who live in them. Which is why interior designers, especially in the style centers of California and New York, are paying close attention.
All of which makes this an ideal moment to purchase your own antique kilims, Isfahan, Oushak or Aubusson rug, whether as investment, for your decor, or both. Because not only does adding antique rugs to your interior design keep you ahead of the trend while bringing exquisite color and warmth into your home; but getting in as the trend begins also offers a rare investment opportunity, especially for young homeowners and collectors; at Nazmiyal Rugs, for instance, a quality antique piece can cost as little as $5,000 – far less, say, than a painting by a new, hot artist; yet (unlike with contemporary and custom rugs, which do not appreciate over time) within a few years, that same carpet can increase significantly in value, while growing more beautiful with age.
That beauty comes, experts agree, in no small part from the all-natural carpet dyes that were used originally, before the synthetic, chemical dyes became the norm. The sumptuous hues and soft patina of natural dyes and handspun wool endow these carpets with a very personal charm, even a romantic mystique, that fully eludes more modern and commercially-made rugs.
The best of these antique carpets are now available at Nazmiyal, and still at modest prices — thanks to our forward-looking, knowledgeable and enthusiastic team: while other rug dealers and designers were setting their sights on contemporary modern rugs, with their soft backgrounds and neutral tones that place the interest elsewhere in the décor, we’ve scouted out the best rugs available worldwide.
By amassing over 2000 magnificent antique rugs while demand was still low, we have been able to acquire them at prices far below their value today, making it possible, in turn, for our clients to purchase important rugs often at below-market prices – and for far less than you might expect to pay for other antiques or works of art. And add a masterpiece into your life.
Looking to add a masterpiece to your home? Here are some breathtaking rugs to consider:
This rug blog about making rug masterpieces affordable was published buy Nazmiyal Antique Rugs