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Articles About Antique Rugs – An Educated Consumer Is The Best Buyer

Articles About Antique Rugs – Rug weaving is an ancient craft that has been practiced and refined all over the world. As such, a great deal of information surrounds this unique art form. If you consider buying an antique rug or vintage rug, you might find yourself running into new and interesting terms.

With the large number of different styles and categories available, you might find our buyer’s guide articles to antique rugs and vintage rugs useful in better understanding of investment quality rugs, luxury rugs, artist rugs, rugs by master weavers, mid-century rugs, shabby chic rugs, Judaica rugs and many more.


1. Buyer’s Guide to Antique Rug Investment

Antique Rug Investment Guide

For some time now we at Nazmiyal have been strong advocates for the investment potential of antique oriental rugs and carpets. Tastes may change or evolve over time, but the best antique rugs have a classic quality that will never go out of style. With every passing day the rarity of such pieces becomes more special and precious, especially as the demand for them becomes ever more intense and competitive. [Read More: Buyer’s Guide to Antique Rug Investment]


2. Antique Tribal Rugs and Nomadic Rugs

What is an antique tribal rug

One of the most familiar labels applied to Antique oriental rugs and carpets, antique and new alike, is the term “tribal.”  The label evokes a range of associations, most of which suggest something romantically antithetical to our modern western civilized or urban existence. Tribal rugs were or are presumably made by people in a tribal social organization, very likely nomads dwelling in tents. [Read More: Buyer’s Guide to Antique Tribal and Nomadic Rugs]


3. The Story of Antique Hunting Scene Rugs

The Story of Antique Hunting Scene Rugs

The tradition of hunting is deeply immersed within Persian epic history. Years before the first hunting scene rug was ever woven, hunting stories were passed down orally for over 1300 years. Because this practice was so deeply embedded in Persian culture, it is no surprise that weavers portrayed hunting scenes in their work as early as the 16th century. [Read More: Story of Antique Hunting Scene Rugs]


4. Antique Rugs in Paintings

Antique Rugs in Paintings

Art has an uncanny way of touching the different aspects of daily life. And, on the flip side, life has a unique way of influencing art. It’s easy to see that antique carpets, functional and practical items, often incorporate artful features. Consequently, antique oriental rugs are featured in many works of art. [Read More: Antique Rugs in Paintings]


5. Textile Art and Rugs for the Wall

Textile Art and Rugs as Wall Hangings

When you find the rug of your dreams, it can be a nightmare to even think about putting furniture on it. Countless carpets are covered up by long sofas and bedroom sets, leaving their captivating beauty a secret. But, rugs don’t have to stay on the floor. More and more designers are moving these woven masterpieces from underfoot to eye-level, and redefining the realm of wall art. [Read More: Textile Art and Rugs for the Wall]


6. Antique 17th Century Flemish Tapestry

Antique Flemish Tapestry

Here we see a grand, fine, magnificent, and important 17th century heraldic antique tapestry of obvious Baroque style, woven certainly at Brussels by a renown tapestry maker, originally conceived perhaps as a compliment of a series of narrative subjects, or included in a series which comprised similar or equal heraldic figuration, other components of which however have not survived. [Read More: Antique 17th Century Flemish Tapestry]


7. History and Evolution of Early Rugs and Carpets

History of Early Rugs

Although examples of knotted carpets were known and produced in the classical world by late Roman times in Egypt, they do not seem to have been part of the larger Roman heritage that passed down to Medieval Europe. Once the emerging Islamic Empire conquered Egypt in 642, thereby cutting it off from the late Roman or early Byzantine Empire, rugs disappeared from European material culture. [Read More: History and Evolution of Early Rugs]


8. Contemporary Rugs and Carpets

Contemporary Rugs and Carpets

The interest and involvement of Europeans in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries gave enormous incentive to Oriental rug production, but it also had negative effects. The most important of these was in the realm of dyes. At about the mid nineteenth century German scientists developed synthetic, chemically based dyes that involved far less time and labor than vegetable-derived colors. [Read More: Contemporary Rugs and Carpets]


9. Antique Nomadic Rugs and Carpets

Antique Nomadic Rugs

To most people the concept of the rug, especially the pile rug, is virtually synonymous with the Orient, above all Persia and Turkey. Flatwoven floor coverings in plain weave or tapestry technique are to all intents ubiquitous. They were developed all over the world, in various materials,  from the earliest times by all peoples who possessed the skill of weaving. [Read More: Antique Nomadic Rugs]


10. Weaving Techniques for All Rugs

Weaving Textures

There exists a wide variety of different weaving techniques, all of which result in different weaving textures. Most of us have heard terms like antique Persian carpets or Oriental rugs, but these broad terms encompass a great many styles and techniques. A trained eye will be able to distinguish a true Persian carpet from other types of rugs, and will also be able to recognize the many different styles of rugs just through observation. [Read More: Weaving Techniques in a Variety of Rug Styles]


11. Antique Rugs and Carpets 101: An Introduction

An Introduction to Antique Rugs

The world of antique carpets has been one often overlooked by the public. A rug is meant to be a furnishing, something placed on the floor, adding a decorative layer while maintaining its purpose. However, antique oriental rugs are more than just an object of utility, they are decorative pieces that are ingrained with history. Entering into the world of antique rugs one is taken back in time, where art and culture interact. [Read More: An Introduction to Antique Rugs]


12. Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug

Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug

Owning an antique rug, especially a fine antique one, is not only a pleasure, but a responsibility. Owners of antique carpets and Persian rugs should actually think of themselves as “the current owner”, one in a series extending from the past and into the future. Proper maintenance is perhaps the most important and simplest aspect of owning a rug. [Read More: Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug]


13. Buying Antique Rugs and Tips for Buying Antique Carpets

Buying Antique Rugs

In this article, we’ll answer your frequently asked questions about buying antique rugs. Topics covered include: Things to consider before buying an antique rugs, where to buy antique rugs, how to get the best value for your money, and information about rug appraisals and evaluations. [Read More: Buying Antique Rugs]


14. New Oriental Rugs and Carpets

New Oriental Rugs and Carpets

For much of the twentieth century the interest in Oriental rugs and carpets has come increasingly to focus on the concept of the antique rug as the standard of excellence, and there are certainly good reasons for this. The influence of western dye and machine spinning technologies, along with the enormous new demand for antique oriental rugs that developed from the late nineteenth century onward… [Read More: New Oriental Rugs and Carpets]


15. Area Rugs and Area Carpets

Area Rugs and Area Carpets

The start of the weaving industry began with the domestication of animals. We used their hair (wool) that we sheared. We did not have to kill them anymore, just shear them on a regular basis. Thus, they continued to produce wool, for our weaving needs. Antique Area Rugs are just another facet of our evolution. [Read More: Area Rugs and Area Carpets]


16. Antique Oriental Rugs

Antique Oriental Rugs

With a complex and fascinating history, antique Oriental rugs cannot be separated from the political, economic and cultural contexts in which they were made, used and traded. Each antique carpet reveals a story about its maker, the traditions of a village, the lives of nomadic tribes and even the whims of kings. Each is woven of not only patterns and color, but of time and events. [Read More: Antique Oriental Rugs]


17. Large Antique Rugs

Large Antique Rugs

At the Nazmiyal Collection, we offer one of the most comprehensive selections of antique rugs anywhere in the world. Our unique and comprehensive collection features beautiful pieces from all over the world, including stately antique Persian rugs, refined antique carpets from the Caucasus, mid-century Moroccan rugs, and countless more. [Read More: Large Antique Rugs]


18. Extra Large Antique Rugs

Oversized Antique Rugs

Antique rugs come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The largest pieces available, which clock in at least twenty feet either widthwise of lengthwise, are exceptional rugs, celebrated for their beauty and prized for their impeccable level of detail. Historically, such rugs were generally commissioned by wealthy individuals and families, and custom made to fit into expansive, palace sized rooms. [Read More: Oversized Antique Rugs]