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The Wide World of Rugs and Carpets

Carpet and Rug Articles – Rugs and carpets come in many looks, textures, colors and designs. They were woven by many different peoples, from all over the world, and the history of antique rugs and carpet weaving is thousands of years old.

The welcoming softness, the inviting colors and the decorative designs give rugs a special place in every interior. In a sleek minimalist loft or a paneled study, a colorful carpet can have a magical effect. Carpets provide texture and color, but they offer so much more. A worldly rug can be a souvenir of global travels, an affinity for tribal designs or a penchant for the elegant floral motifs of Persia.

In the wide world of rugs and carpets, there is sure to be a piece that matches your style. Delicate floral patterns abound in Europe, tribal kilims feature fabulous geometric designs, rugs from the Far East have a glamorous modernity, and Persian rugs represent an archetype of traditional beauty. Rugs have a special place in every house, and they can have a special place in your family’s home too.

Below, we have included some carpet and rug articles for you to read and learn.

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1. Antique Oriental Rugs

Oriental Rugs

This exquisite category of rugs does not only encompass the variety of rugs available throughout Asia, but also more modern rugs that utilize Oriental motifs and themes to convey their message. These rugs are often elegant in their presentation of elements, particularly those that define the central field. Many flowing movements and grounding borders are established in order to convey a greater feeling of liveliness throughout the masterpiece. [Read More: Oriental Rugs]

2. Antique Carpets

Antique Carpets

All types of antique carpets are represented within the Nazmiyal Collection. There are numerous breathtaking carpets to choose from, all available according to prominent motifs and regional arrangement. Antique carpets represent the best of the old world, bringing to life older weaving techniques that may still provide the individual with a powerful degree of decorating potential when paired with the right environment. [Read More: Antique Carpets]

3. Folk Art Rugs

Folk Art Rugs

Folk art rugs are renowned for their personal touch, as they are often established as scenery and setting rugs more than pattern-oriented ones. As a result, these rugs are often renowned for their strikingly soothing and grounded appearance, as they are often arranged against a background of neutral tones in order to allow the elements at the foreground to captivate the viewer’s attention and define the rest of the scene. [Read More: Folk Art Rugs]

4. Early Period Rugs

Early Period Rugs

Early Period Rugs – The Nazmiyal Collection of antique rugs spans many centuries and origins. The rugs highlighted on this page are examples of the earliest-dated rugs and carpets in our collection. [Read More: Early Rugs]

5. Early Egyptian Coptic Textiles

Coptic Textiles
Coptic textiles are valued for their mysterious nature, as they were created around the early Christian era in Egypt. These striking textiles were developed to depict religious scenes, and many rugs featured bold colors that were meant to convey a clear sense of bordering and focus on a larger scene portrayed at the heart of the rug. These antique textiles are a prime target for the discerning collector. [Read More: Coptic Textiles]

6. Antique Rug Auction (ended)

Antique Rug Auction

On May 1st, 2011, the Nazmiyal Collection was extremely proud to present an exciting auction of antique rugs online. These rugs were chosen for their tremendous value and aesthetic grace, and the collection featured all types of outstanding textile pieces and antique carpets from all over the world. Many similar pieces are available throughout the website, providing clients with a diverse selection of striking rugs from every region. [Read More: Antique Rug Auction]

7. Frank Ames Book Signing

Frank Ames Book Signing

The largest pieces available, which clock in at least twenty feet either width-wise of lengthwise, are exceptional rugs, celebrated for their beauty and prized for their impeccable level of detail. [Read More: Frank Ames Book Signing regarding woven masterpieces]

8. Search Antique Rugs and Carpets by Room Size

Search Antique Rugs and Carpets by Room Size

Through the helpful search function, visitors can browse through the available selection of rugs in order to find the ones that will suit their home’s specific needs. Those interested in browsing according to room size will be able to look through antique carpets and rugs to find the perfect size for their area. Small, medium, and large rugs are all available, as well as oversized ones meant to dominate the area. [Read More: Search Antique Rugs and Carpets by Room Size]

9. Antique Decorative Rugs

Antique Decorative Rugs

One of the great commonplaces of the rug market is the supposed distinction between antique rugs of the sort sought after by collectors and those that appeal to clients who are primarily interested in decorating their homes or offices. [Read More: Antique Decorative Rugs]

10. Where fashion and carpet intersect

Where fashion and carpet intersect

Design is a massive driving force behind both the fashion industry and the weaving industry. Fashion and weaving tend to intersect in terms of trends, and there are many modern design principles that may apply to both fashion and weaving. Current modern weaving trends focus on abstract shapes and crisp lines, and, like fashion, numerous color options are available and recommended in order to provide individuals with a more diverse selection of options. [Read More: Where fashion and carpet intersect]

11. Embargo on Persian Rugs

Antique Tabriz Carpets

As international tensions have grown between Iran, Russia, China, the US and other US allies, imports of Persian rugs and carpets have become more difficult. The vast majority of the antique rugs owned and traded currently were acquired before relations between these countries broke down. Given the limited supply of rugs available, prices are expected to continue to increase as demand remains constant and even tends to increase as more people are appreciating the beauty and incredible artistry involved in Persian rugs and carpets. [Read More: Embargo on Persian Rugs]

12. 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]

13. 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]

14. 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]


15. 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]


16. Antique 17th Century Flemish Tapestry

Antique Flemish Tapestry

Though certainly many were created, art appreciators have woefully little in the way of examples of Baroque style 17th century heraldic tapestries. This most famous of examples, in its finely wrought magnificence and great import, leads one to wish more examples had been preserved. This piece was undoubtedly woven by a famous producer in Brussels, and many art historians believe it was intended as a complementary part of a narrative series, its companion pieces most probably lost to time. [Read More: Antique 17th Century Flemish Tapestry]

17. 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]

18. 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]

19. Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug

Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug

Owning an exquisite piece of artwork live an antique rug or carpet can be a wonderful feeling. It is also a big responsibility. It helps to look at owning any historically significant object as a responsibility as well as the huge blessing it is. To own such an item now, a long chain of owners had to lovingly cherish and properly care for it. Thankfully, it is not at all burdensome to learn the simple steps to take to keep your rug in as good condition under your care as possible. [Read More: Care and Maintenance of Your Antique Rug]

20. 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]

21. 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]

22. 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]

23. 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]

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