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Antique Rugs by Country of Origin

A Comprehensive Selection of Antique Rugs from All Rug Producing Origins

How Can I know The Origins of Antique Rugs?

Rug Origins – There are a great many factors that one must consider when determining the origin of an antique rug or carpet. Many people think that the design of the rug is the key to its origin.

This is true in some cases; there are distinctive Persian, Turkish, Turkoman, or Caucasian designs. But many designs were imitated from one region to another. Turkish and Indian rugs copy Persian designs, just as rugs of East Turkestan copy Chinese and Turkoman patterns. And the same designs were made all over Persia in many different centers of production.

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The key is not only the design, but the weave, which is distinguished by the type and size of the knots, the materials used for the foundation, and the density or tightness, all of which are discernible from the back of the rug.

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Rug Origins

By correlating the design and use red wefts, wool warp, and symmetrical knots, one may narrow a rug’s origin down to the Caucasus and Turkey. By noting that the wefts are not plied, it is narrowed down further to Turkey.

A design may be classically Persian, but size of the weave and the coloration will distinguish it as Indian. Acquiring such expertise takes time and patience, but it is worth the effort. Alternatively, one may rely on a reputable to make these distinctions and explain them to the client.

Because the world of antique rugs and carpets is so ancient and so vast, it is sometimes difficult to make objective analyses, unless one has a deep understanding of the history.

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Antique Rugs Origins – The truth of the origin is on the backside of the rug. This is why, when examining an antique carpet or vintage rug, most experts, after looking at color and design, will turn the rug over to determine its origin. They look at the structure of the rug, searching for certain things: the warp, the weft, the type of knot.

The weave pattern is often what reveals the identity of the rug. The design and color on the front of the rug, while it draws much more attention, is not as dependable a source for determining the antique rug’s origin. There was more interchange between groups of weavers’ design styles, than of their structural techniques.

Nearly a century ago, anyone who wanted to find rugs from around the world had to sail the seven seas. A rug collector’s fun often lies in the search for the next great piece, but it shouldn’t be as hard as hitching a ride on a camel.

Now, the entire world of antique carpets can be experienced in minutes. Adventurous shoppers can browse carpet collections by geographic origins going all the way from Europe to China and everywhere in between. There are endless regional designations, local varietals and cultural variations.

Plus, shoppers can refine their rug origin search by size, style, pattern and color. It has never been easier to find rugs, not just any rug, but the perfect rug for the space.

Rugs by Origin from Around the World

Nearly a century ago, anyone who wanted to find rugs from around the world had to sail the seven seas. A collector’s fun often lies in the search for the next great piece, but it shouldn’t be as hard as hitching a ride on a camel. Now, the entire world of carpets can be experienced in minutes.

Adventurous shoppers can browse by geographic origin going all the way from Europe to China and everywhere in between. There are endless regional designations, local varietals and cultural variations. Plus, shoppers can refine their search by size, style, pattern and color. It has never been easier to find rugs, not just any rug, but the perfect rug for the space.

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