Antique Rug Patterns and Designs

Antique Carpet Patterns and Rug Designs

Learning about Rug Design Patterns

Rug Designs and Patterns - In many ways design is the ultimate quality in which the appeal of a rug may reside. In interesting or unusual design, one that makes effective use of line and color, or perhaps one that that is unusually detailed and intricate may have the appeal that attracts the interest and passion of the viewer.

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But these are all subjective qualities that will appeal to some viewers and not to others. Fortunately, over the large gulf of time during which they have been made, rugs have been produced in every type of design imaginable.

It really is not a stretch to say that the right rug for everyone is just waiting to be found -- if one is willing to look for it. But it may be of interest to see the ways in which rug designs have been developed and passed on.

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Some cultures across the globe have been manufacturing fine carpets for centuries, and, as such, rugs are of the paramount importance to such groups of people. When one considers the astonishing history of Persian rugs, for example, one cannot help but marvel at the impressive range of rug designs that have emerged from that region over the centuries.

This impressive range in the designs of rugs can largely be attributed to the deeply ingrained nature of the art of rug making to the Persian people -- all across that complex, myriad land, people took to making carpets just as their parents had before them, incorporating their preferred elements of design into carpets of their own.

As a result, a great many different designs and styles emerged -- all the better for today's ken homeowners who might be seeking out the perfect rug for their home!

There is even Mihrab design in Antique Islamic Muslim Prayer Rugs.

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Antique Rug Patterns and Rug Designs - Antique rug patterns and for that matter, Antique rugs in general, (just like people) come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. Beautiful rugs are woven all over the world, and have been hand-made by artisans for centuries.

Because of this practical geographic universality and this tremendous breadth of time, there are practically countless different styles, designs, and rug patterns that may be found in fine carpets. Rugs may range in size from scatter-size to palace size; they may range in decoration from elaborate fields of stylized flowers to monochromatic fields surrounded by subtly contrasting borders; they may range in origin from American to Turkish to Tibetan.

Because of this enormous variegation, finding the fine antique rug or carpet that is right for you may seem overwhelming. That is where we come in. In the hopes of making things easy for our clients, we have organized our inventory based on specific looks, rug patterns and carpet styles. This way, if you have a broad idea of what it is that you would like your new carpet to look like, it should be easy for you to sort through the patterns below and identify that which is best suited to your tastes.

While some of us might have our hearts set on a rug with animals, others might be more inclined toward a geometric rug design, while others still might be drawn to floral motifs. Whatever your taste might be, we have engineered out site to be as user-friendly as possible for our customers. Simply click on the images below to see our selection of antique rugs by their patterns.

On the Hunt for Beautiful Antique Rug Patterns

There are rugs, and then there are beautiful rugs that go beyond the artistic norm. These outstanding carpets are featured in museums, private collections and world-class estates. Only one vendor specializes in procuring the most beautiful rugs from all over the world, and that company is Nazmiyal Collection. The extreme quality of the fiber and dyes, stylistic finesse and superlative construction set these beautiful rugs apart from the rest and make them true masterpieces.

Many beautiful antique rugs feature regal hunting scenes, iconic religious stories and elaborate narratives based on classical works of Persian literature. Then, there are the superfluous arabesques, splendid medallions and outstanding rugs produced by master craftspeople in Persia's most prestigious weaving cities. In the 20th century, many beautiful rugs were produced in Europe as well. These stunning art carpets feature the designs of Picasso, Miro, Dali, Kandinsky, Agam, Warhol and the world's most beloved modern designers and artists. There are also rustic kilims and quaint village rugs that are extremely beautiful, but beauty ultimately lies in the eye of the beholder.

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What Do Collectors Usually Look for in Antique Rug Designs?

Antique Rug Designs - When it comes to artisanal rugs and carpets, there are few things more important than the rug design. After all, the design of a rug or a carpet is what makes it distinct, what makes it unique.

Just as individual taste varies incredibly from person to person, so to does the design of a carpet cary from piece to piece. Because rug weaving is an ancient craft that has been practiced all over the world, the variety of rug designs is as vast as you can imagine.

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What Do Collectors Look for in a Rug Designs?

Design is a central issue - if not the central issue - in rug collecting. It is a key factor in recognizing the type of a rug and placing it within a a historical sequence or development. Rating design quality in critical terms is also considered the mark of a real collector, one who has acquired an "eye."

An understanding of design is important in assessing if a rug is rare or important, or more culturally authentic. It is also critical in determining if a rug is late, simplified, confused, or degenerate, all things that collectors seek to avoid.

Learning About Antique Rug Patterns and Designs

What Antique Rug Designs or Pattern are Right for the Room?

Antique Rug Designs - Determining the style or design for an antique rug or vintage carpet depends on various factors, but knowing the space and applying your own personal preferences will help you determine a suitable rug for your home. Here are some major factors to consider when making your decision:

Traditional Rugs vs. Modern Designs - More traditional designs incorporate well into older homes with more intricate décor while modern design rugs lend themselves to contemporary spaces with simple geometry and an open aesthetic.

Geometric Style Rugs vs. Curve-linear Patterns - Geometric rugs with bold patterns and strong contrasts have a masculine appeal while floral designs with softer color schemes and less contrast emanate a feminine charm.

Allover Design Rugs vs. Medallion Carpets - People often tend towards symmetry in a room (though certainly that is only a preference). Allover designs make furniture arrangement easy for spaces such as living rooms and libraries. Certain rooms, such as dining rooms, provide the perfect setting for a medallion rug.

Colorful Rugs - Colorful rugs will make a strong statement in a room, while a more neutral or monochromatic rug will subtly compliment the other colors in the room and integrate easily into existing decor.

It is necessary to remember that these are just guidelines, but personal preference is the single most important factor when choosing a rug for your space.


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