Antique rugs

The start of antique carpet weaving stays obscure, as rugs are liable to utilize, weakening, and obliteration by creepy crawlies and rodents. Woven carpets presumably created from before floor covers, made of felt, or a procedure known as "level weaving". Flat-woven mats are made by firmly intertwining the twist and weft strands of the weave to deliver a level surface with no heap. The strategy of meshing floor coverings further formed into a system known as circle weaving. Circle weaving is finished by pulling the weft strings over a measure pole, making circles of string confronting the weaver.
 

Antiquities 460A
The elegant designs and rich colors of these rugs are inspired from 19th century antique Persian rugs. A special herbal wash gives these rugs their luster and an aged patina. This collection is hand tufted in India of 100% hand-spun premium wool.
From £99
Old Malayer (Euniq-4082)
HANDMADE RUG - Malayer is a town of southeast of Hamedan on the road to Arak. Its position in relation to these towns is significant, for its carpets exhibit characteristics of both Sarouk and Hamedan. Several villages in the area also produce rugs.Most Malayer rugs are single wafted; resulting in the white cotton warps being visible on the reverse. Unlike Hamedan rugs, which tend to be geometrical in design with large blocks of colour, Malayer rugs are more delicate, often with central medallions. The borders are particularly attractively drawn, often with a cluster of white motifs following the line of the main tendrils (or the outline of the central medallions) giving a lace effect. The village of Tafresh, to the northeast of Malayer in Arak province, produces similar carpets. Jozan and Manizan produce perhaps the best rugs in the Malayer area: they are double wafted and more rigid, using natural dyes. Only smaller sizes (Dozars, Zaronim and Pushtis) are produced. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
£379.60
Old Anatolian (103894)
HANDMADE RUG - Lovely anatolian hand knotted rug, with all over symmetrical design, nice colour combinations. Design is a variant of the chintamani design found in other anatolian rugs
£568.75
Vintage 434F
What’s old is new again in Vintage Collection of rugs inspired by the trend to recycling old carpets and over-dyeing them in brilliant colors to camouflage stains and flaws.  Each rug is power loomed in Belgium of 100 percent organic viscose yarn in a low cut pile to recreate the threadbare appearance of worn vintage carpets. Yarns are deliberately dyed unevenly to add old-world character to the collection’s classic Persian and Turkish designs.
From £99
Antiquities 312A
The elegant designs and rich colors of these rugs are inspired from 19th century antique Persian rugs. A special herbal wash gives these rugs their luster and an aged patina. This collection is hand tufted in India of 100% hand-spun premium wool.
From £36
Old Persian Quashqa (326115)
HANDMADE RUG - The Qashquai rugs are coarsely woven, brightly coloured, and have a thick pile. This beautiful rug has several vibrant colour with a center design. The geomatric design of the rug makes it really attractive. This Qashquai will be a rug that you will enjoy for many years to come.
£445.90
Antiquities 822B
The elegant designs and rich colors of these rugs are inspired from 19th century antique Persian rugs. A special herbal wash gives these rugs their luster and an aged patina. This collection is hand tufted in India of 100% hand-spun premium wool.
From £36
Vintage 574G
What’s old is new again in Vintage Collection of rugs inspired by the trend to recycling old carpets and over-dyeing them in brilliant colors to camouflage stains and flaws.  Each rug is power loomed in Belgium of 100 percent organic viscose yarn in a low cut pile to recreate the threadbare appearance of worn vintage carpets. Yarns are deliberately dyed unevenly to add old-world character to the collection’s classic Persian and Turkish designs.
From £108
Old Hareka Silk (930120)
HANDMADE RUG - This rug is commonly woven with silk and one of a kind. This one is very finely hand woven and beautiful motifs in the field and the border and harmonious colour combination. The rug is beautifully woven with a combination of different bright colours. The thick borders around the center of the rug make it a great centre attraction of any decoration. It has a nomadic look, excellent visibility and is a gorgeous carpet/rug. It has a very welcoming look, warm underfoot and velvety feel to it.
£11,375
Vintage 436A
What’s old is new again in Vintage Collection of rugs inspired by the trend to recycling old carpets and over-dyeing them in brilliant colors to camouflage stains and flaws.  Each rug is power loomed in Belgium of 100 percent organic viscose yarn in a low cut pile to recreate the threadbare appearance of worn vintage carpets. Yarns are deliberately dyed unevenly to add old-world character to the collection’s classic Persian and Turkish designs.
From £270
Old Persian Baluch (104410)
HANDMADE RUG - Baluch rugs are tribal hand-woven rugs made in the southern part of Persia by nomadic Baluch tribes. The majority of Baluch rugs are woven in the province Sistan-Baluchistan, which sits on the extreme Southeast boundaries of Persia. Colours of Baluch rugs are usually predominantly a rich burgundy with some very dark navy blue and accents of ivory. They frequently have either an overall pattern, or a prayer rug design. Any Baluch Persian rug is one of a kind and has absolutely no duplicates anywhere in the world. Being of tribal and often nomadic origin the Baluch rugs are generally small in size, typically limited to a length of 8 ft. Often using wool pile and foundation the rugs are resilient, however due to the materials used and the circumstances of the weavers the knot count is generally low with about 60-180 knots per square inch (KPSI).The people of Baluchistan are descendants of Turkmen weavers and they are amongst the poorest in the in Persia. Low wages and tribal lifestyles mean that Balouch rugs are some of the best value for money carpets from Persia. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
£168.35
Old Persian Malayer (192226)
HANDMADE RUG - Malayer is a town of southeast of Hamedan on the road to Arak. Its position in relation to these towns is significant, for its carpets exhibit characteristics of both Sarouk and Hamedan. Several villages in the area also produce rugs.Most Malayer rugs are single wafted; resulting in the white cotton warps being visible on the reverse. Unlike Hamedan rugs, which tend to be geometrical in design with large blocks of colour, Malayer rugs are more delicate, often with central medallions. The borders are particularly attractively drawn, often with a cluster of white motifs following the line of the main tendrils (or the outline of the central medallions) giving a lace effect. The village of Tafresh, to the northeast of Malayer in Arak province, produces similar carpets. Jozan and Manizan produce perhaps the best rugs in the Malayer area: they are double wafted and more rigid, using natural dyes. Only smaller sizes (Dozars, Zaronim and Pushtis) are produced.FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
£4,673.50
Old Persian Tabriz (106939)
HANDMADE RUG - Tabriz rug weavers have great skill, and are aided by a hook-like implement, which they use instead of the fingers for tying knots. The warps and wefts are cotton, the pile wool and with highlights of silk that can be found in the finest pieces. The colours of the finer carpets are delicate and refined. The coarsest qualities are brightly coloured and rarely exported. A wide variety of designs are seen: copies of classical designs, re-workings of old motifs, and pictorial or figurative treatments.
£780
Old Turkish (183596)
HANDMADE RUG - Very fine piece, beautifully knotted work, detail oriented. Nice suttle colour. Collectable item.
£589.50
Old Persian Bakhtiar (103593)
HANDMADE RUG - Classic bakhtiar with medallions at the top and bottom whist a beautiful garden design is woven in the field. It is Finely hand woven 100% wool, soft pile.
£309.40
Fine Old Persian Kashan (115747)
HANDMADE RUG - KASHAN carpet or rug has the greatest curvature and visibility. It is extremely valuable and durable and one of the finest looking rug or carpet in Iran and the world. It has a nomadic look, excellent visibility and is gorgeous carpet/rug. It has tribal patterns and a very warm look, resulting in rich and beautiful look, warm underfoot and velvety feel.
£550
Antiquities 316A
The elegant designs and rich colors of these rugs are inspired from 19th century antique Persian rugs. A special herbal wash gives these rugs their luster and an aged patina. This collection is hand tufted in India of 100% hand-spun premium wool.
From £36
Antiquities 411A
The elegant designs and rich colors of these rugs are inspired from 19th century antique Persian rugs. A special herbal wash gives these rugs their luster and an aged patina. This collection is hand tufted in India of 100% hand-spun premium wool.
From £36
Old Shiraz (334107)
HANDMADE RUG - Baluch rugs are tribal hand-woven rugs made in the southern part of Persia by nomadic Baluch tribes. The majority of Baluch rugs are woven in the province Sistan-Baluchistan, which sits on the extreme Southeast boundaries of Persia. Colours of Baluch rugs are usually predominantly a rich burgundy with some very dark navy blue and accents of ivory. They frequently have either an overall pattern, or a prayer rug design. Any Baluch Persian rug is one of a kind and has absolutely no duplicates anywhere in the world. Being of tribal and often nomadic origin the Baluch rugs are generally small in size, typically limited to a length of 8 ft. Often using wool pile and foundation the rugs are resilient, however due to the materials used and the circumstances of the weavers the knot count is generally low with about 60-180 knots per square inch (KPSI).The people of Baluchistan are descendants of Turkmen weavers and they are amongst the poorest in the in Persia. Low wages and tribal lifestyles mean that Balouch rugs are some of the best value for money carpets from Persia. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
£725
Old Gabeh (246382)
HANDMADE RUG - A beautiful old gabbeh rug.
£227.50
Old Persian Bidjar (Gray) (11xy2807)
HANDMADE RUG - Bidjar is a town of a round thirty thousand inhabitants in the North Western province of Kurdestan. It was occupied by Russians then Turks in World War I- and this was followed by a serious famine which drastically reduced the population. These events were reflected in the town's rug production. Before World War I, the carpets were coarsely, though firmly, knotted with woollen warps and wefts. Subsequently they become finer, with a cotton foundation. A peculiar weaving technique involving driving in an additional thick weft makes Bijar carpets extremely solid and hardwearing. The Designs are somewhat standardized: a Herati (Mahi) design with medallions, one inside the next, of red, blue and white. Sometimes an all-over Mahi design is seen. More originality was seen in old Bijar rugs, in those produced in the village of Shahndej and in the so-called 'Halvai' Bijar rugs. Other weaving centres which come within the general category of Bijar are Bidgeneh and Garus.This particular piece is extremely fine handmade old Persian Bijar Rug with superior traditional design and one of a kind. It has an excellent shade of colours and makes it really impressive to look at. A great authentic beautiful rug and a great bargain for the price.
£1,409.59
Old Persian Mashad (115781)
HANDMADE RUG - Finely hand woven, soft pile with the single central medallion and corner floral design.
£500.50
Antique Persian Bakhtiar (105400)
A finely hand woven, colourful nomadic tribe from South Central Persia.
£477.75
Vintage 571A
What’s old is new again in Vintage Collection of rugs inspired by the trend to recycling old carpets and over-dyeing them in brilliant colors to camouflage stains and flaws.  Each rug is power loomed in Belgium of 100 percent organic viscose yarn in a low cut pile to recreate the threadbare appearance of worn vintage carpets. Yarns are deliberately dyed unevenly to add old-world character to the collection’s classic Persian and Turkish designs.
From £99

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The bar is then either expelled, leaving the circles shut, or the circles are cut over the securing pole, bringing about a mat fundamentally the same as a certifiable heap carpet. Hand-woven heap mats are created by hitching strings of string independently into the twists, cutting the string after each single kno There are narrative records of floor coverings being utilized by the antiquated Greeks. Level woven kilims dating to at any rate the fourth or fifth century AD were found in Turfan, Hotan prefecture, East Turkestan, China, a region which still creates covers today. Floor covering parts were additionally found in the Lop Nur zone, and are woven in symmetrical bunches, with 5-7 joined wefts after each line of bunches, with a striped structure, and different hues. They are currently in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Other pieces woven in symmetrical just as deviated ties have been found in Dura-Europos in Syria, and from the At-Tar collapses Iraq,dated to the primary hundreds of years AD. 

These uncommon discoveries show that every one of the aptitudes and procedures of coloring and cover weaving were at that point known in western Asia before the principal century AD.  

Persian rugs were first referenced around 400 BC, by the Greek writer Xenophon in his book "Anabasis". Xenophon portrays covers as valuable, and qualified to be utilized as strategic endowments. It is obscure if these floor coverings were heap woven, or created by another strategy, e.g., level weaving, or weaving, however it is intriguing that the absolute first reference to Persian covers on the planet writing as of now places them into a setting of extravagance, eminence, and tact.  
 
There are no enduring Persian floor coverings from the rules of the Achaemenian (553– 330 BC), Seleucid (312– 129 BC), and Parthian (ca. 170 BC – 226 AD) lords.

Antique rugs and carpets for sale

Our selection of antique carpets and rugs of various types were woven by nomadic tribes, in village and town workshops. They all represent different  lines of tradition and reflect the history of their region and its people. Vintage rugs usually have their own unique styles and colour combination which as time progresses can soften in colour depending on exposure to natural sunlight. These soft colours and abrashes that are created in rugs only as a result of old age are usually sought by collecters and are sometimes imitated in new handmade and machine made rugs. We have a vast selection of antique rugs for sale dating up to 100s of years ago from flatweave, Kilim, Persian, Morrocan, Turkish and all sorts of antique carpets from all over the world.