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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

Antique oriental rugs and carpets represent a growing opportunity for investors. While trends in décor come and go, the timeless appeal of an antique rug endures. Demand for these extraordinary pieces has increased exponentially within recent years, as investors have come to recognize the appreciation potential of these rare, one-of-a-kind rugs. At Nazmiyal, we are ardent proponents of antique rug investment.. [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 ancient practice of hunting has deep roots within traditional Persian culture and history. Centuries before Persian weavers began to capture hunting scenes in their work, oral histories of notable hunting expeditions were passed down from generation to generation, for over 1300 years. Intricately woven rugs which depicted hunting scenes started to appear as recently 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

Upon purchasing your antique rug, you may find that you’re reluctant to lay it on the floor and set a couch or bed on top of it. After all, the rug’s rare beauty is to be enjoyed; its unique history, celebrated. Despite the well-established tradition of displaying rugs upon the floor, many designers have begun to hang them upon the walls, transforming them into 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

While knotted carpets were woven and traded in Egypt during the later Roman period, the practice did not cross over to Medieval Europe. When Egypt was defeated in 642 by the growing Islamic Empire, it became effectively isolated from the early Byzantine or late Roman Empire. As a result, these types of carpets vanished from European culture. [Read More: History and Evolution of Early Rugs]


8. Antique Nomadic Rugs and Carpets

Antique Nomadic Rugs

Many people associate rugs and carpets, particularly the pile rug, with the Orient. Persia and Turkey are especially well-known rug weavers. However, flat-woven rugs woven in the tapestry or plain weave technique have been produced throughout history, all over the world. Every tribe and group that had the ability to weave created rugs from the materials they had access to in their regions. [Read More: Antique Nomadic Rugs]


9. Weaving Techniques for All Rugs

Weaving Textures

Different weaving textures are created by specialized weaving techniques. While the categories of “antique Persian carpets” or “Oriental rugs” are well-known, these terms are actually too general—both classifications of rug encircle multiple techniques and styles. With training and experience, it’s possible to learn to identify the various rug styles and weaving techniques, as well as to determine whether a rug is a genuine Persian carpet. [Read More: Weaving Techniques in a Variety of Rug Styles]


10. 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]


11. 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]


12. Buying Antique Rugs and Tips for Buying Antique Carpets

Buying Antique Rugs

Where can you buy antique rugs? How can you get the best value for your money? In this article, we’ll answer your important questions and outline the things you should consider before buying an antique rug. In addition, we’ll include detailed information about rug evaluations and appraisals. [Read More: Buying Antique Rugs]


13. 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]


14. 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]


15. 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]


16. 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]