A hand knotted oriental carpet can range from semi old, being under 50 years, old 50 to 80 years or antique ranging from 80 to over 100 years old. Coming from all regions of Iran, Caucasus and India. For collectors of old or antique oriental carpets specialist advice and sourcing is essential.
What are the origins of antique rugs?
Only rugs that are aged 80 years or older can be classified as being antique.
Antique rugs come from all over the world; each region developed their own weaving style and utilised materials that were both beautiful and capable of standing the test of time. Traditional, antique carpets and rugs are visually stunning and manage to maintain their quality with age.
Antique and vintage rugs tell a story, they have a fascinating history to them passed down thousands of years, which attracts people from all walks of life including collectors. Vintage is a trend and has been that way for years. Everything just looks that little bit more elegant and luxurious when it’s older.
Rug weaving became very popular in Persian and Turkey in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And if we were going to look at the history of antique rugs, Persia would be a great place to start.
Antique Persian Rugs
Antique Persian rugs take you on a magical journey, they reveal hidden histories and age old traditions passed down for thousands of years. Everything about the rug can have a symbolic meaning from the flowers and figures to the colours that change over time. Its always exciting when we come across a rug that we fall in love with and know that it will become an antique rug with time. We can’t predict when we will find these rugs as they are so hard to find but when we do they always are worth restoring and preserving.
Over the past 25 years we have slowly but carefully built up a beautiful collection of Antique rugs, very often for our own investment and of course for our trusted customers who are always on the look out for a collectors piece.