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Vintage Carpet – For over thirty years, the Nazmiyal Collection has been assembling one of the largest and most breathtaking Vintage carpet and rug collections in the world. Our eclectic, comprehensive selection of antique rugs also includes the most popular and the most sought after vintage carpet and rug styles, including extraordinary pieces from Morocco, dynamic and exciting pieces from Scandinavia, and stunning Art Deco compositions from Europe and Asia.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing – and unique – characteristics of the variety of pieces that receive the “vintage rug” designation is just that: their incredible variety. A vintage carpet may be characterized by a monochromatic, bare field, as is often the case in Vintage carpets from China.
Meanwhile, a vintage carpet from Scandinavia may feature traditional, regional design elements, arranged in a novel manner. All that is to say that there is no practical limit to the variety of aesthetic values that one can find among vintage rug styles.
At the Nazmiyal Collection, we have long been admirers of vintage rugs – which seem to be becoming more and more popular every day. Over the past ten years or so, there has been a marked increase in the popularity of all things “vintage,” a trend that has influenced just about every field of design.
This renewed interest in mid-century and modern aesthetics is difficult to overstate, as more and more consumers have been purchasing authentic “vintage” products – products that are, by definition, part of a finite pool.
Thankfully, the vintage carpet collection here at Nazmiyal was built alongside this rapid increase in the demand for vintage goods. As a result, our collection consists of the sort of authentic, vintage pieces that are most highly in demand.
From our genuine Marta Maas Fjetterstrom kilims from Sweden to our Beni Ourain tribal rugs from Morocco, our Vintage Rug collection is sure to surprise and delight anyone with an expressed interest in all things “vintage.”
Things You Didn’t Know about Vintage Carpets
Vintage carpets from the mid 20th century have never been as popular as they are today. Available in a wide variety of designs, styles, colors and materials, vintage mid century modern rugs compliment pretty much with every type of interior decoration.
Since some people may have misconceptions about vintage rugs, here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about them:
1. Vintage Carpets are not the same as antique rugs:
Many people erroneously use the words vintage and antique rugs to mean the same thing. Generally speaking, the word “vintage” denotes sometime in the past, but not so far back in the past as to make them antique. To remove confusion, this label has been given to items that are at least 40 years old but not older than 80 years.
In the case of rugs, those made during the period spanning from the mid
to late 1930’s through the 1970’s are called vintage rugs. The mid century was a great time for innovations in art, science and popular culture and the rugs reflect the cultures, styles and moods of the time perfectly.
2. Vintage Carpets were made everywhere:
Many associate the rugs from Scandinavia and North America, with their obvious association with modern culture and movements, as vintage. The fact is that vintage rugs were actaully made everywhere in the world.
One can easily find vintage rugs that were made in Turkey, Iran, India, Morocco, China and just about everywhere else in the world. These carpets reflect the styles and looks specific to the place of origin as well as the time period.
3. Vintage Carpets offer representative looks of the era / year that they was made:
Vintage rugs are not so old that nobody knows when or where they were made. In fact, before buying a vintage rug, you should inquire about the era and location it was made. Knowing this will tell you about the design and style of the rug and , may help with planning your interior decoration accordingly.
For example, the 1930’s vintage rugs from France may have patterns and motifs inspired by art deco rugs, which was popular at the time. That said, the rugs from the late 1960’s may be inspired by the pop art movement, which was making waves at the time.
4. Not all vintage carpets were made in the past:
The word “vintage” does not exclusively indicate a particular time in the past. The term itself can also be understood to mean that the specific vintage design and style was popular in a certain time in the past.
Many manufacturers take advantage of this fact by creating products that are the exact replicas or reminiscent of products that were popular in the past and market / label them as ‘vintage’. Thus, not all vintage rugs you can find in the market are vintage rugs, although they look vintage enough.
5. Vintage carpets go well with every type of interior decoration:
Vintage carpets come in such as wide variety of designs, styles and patterns that you can fit them in every type of interior decoration, including traditional, modern, contemporary and ultra-modern. This is the reason for their popularity.
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Vintage Carpets – The simple designs of yesterday’s rugs are perfect for today’s contemporary decor.
Consumers who decide to purchase a quality piece of history will not only have a unique piece of art, but a valuable heirloom for future generations. Moroccan rugs are constructed in five regions of Morocco including the Middle Atlas, Eastern Morocco, the Atlantic plains, the High Atlas and Rabat.
Rug designers continue to use the same methods to create new works of art that the tribes used centuries ago. Different tribes have their own unique design. For example, the High Atlas tribes prefer bright orange and yellow with geometric features. While the Rabat vintage carpets are warm browns and light blue. For consumers decorating in neutrals, the ivory and gray tones of the Beni Ouarain vintage rugs are the perfect style.
Vintage carpets from Scandinavia are generally constructed in solid colors such as white, gray and black. The Rya and Rollakan designs can be found in floral and geometric styles. Rugs from Sweden are often exhibited as valuable tapestries. Today’s decorators often select Scandinavian Rugs to create an art deco design. Also, the historic style blends naturally with today’s colors, fabrics and furniture. Consumers have the option to choose rugs that are constructed in flat weaves along with piled carpets.
Vintage carpets from Europe highlight the Art Deco movement and consumers will appreciate the abstract geometric styles from this era. The European rugs are made from high quality materials with selections such as Sultanabad, Oushak, Aubussons and Bessarabians. Consumers can select from a variety of sizes and colors. The colors used in vintage European rugs are generally softer with options in light tan and soft blue.
Selecting the right vintage rug is imperative and will ensure a cozy beautiful space to enjoy and appreciate for many years. Antique carpets make unique art pieces and will complete the décor of any home.