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.
 

Old Persian Kashan
HANDMADE RUG - Kashan is a city of some 300,000 people in the province of Isfahan in central Persia. Kashan rugs come from the city Kashan. Kashan produces carpets in both wool and silk. The former have cotton warps and blue cotton wefts. Several qualities are produced, but most Kashan carpets are quite finely knotted. The has unique design with beautifully designed border. The center of the rug has a has ogival polylobate medallion in the field with palmette borders and shade of colours makes it so nice to look at it. With this rug anyone can bring an eastern traditional symbol home. The artist has done an excellent job to wove this master piece. This rug is 100% wool handmade in rich natural dye. The warmth look, soft underfoot and velvety feel will make this a must have to any one. This rug as with all our rugs are a class above what you will find anywhere online. We pride ourselves on providing a unique experience of owning an authentic piece of eastern culture. Free delivery on this rug within UK mainland.
 £1,683.50 
Antalion (185826)
Antalion rug with detail work. One of a kind.
 £480 
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 
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 
Old Kazak (106134)
HANDMADE RUG - . The white base has leafy green designs with a nice pattern in red, dark and light blue, black colour. The border of the rug is in the red base with white dominant design on it. The beauty of the rug will catch anyone's attention. The detail oriented pattern, design makes it extremely valuable and this surely is one of the finest looking rugs in temrs of quality, design and value for money.It has a nomadic look, excellent visibility and is gorgeous carpet/rug. It has a very welcoming look, warm underfoot and velvety feel to it. This rug as with all our rugs are a class above what you will find anywhere online. We pride ourselves on providing a unique experience of owning an authentic piece of eastern culture. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
 £585 
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 
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 
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 
Antique Shiraz (105384)
Soft and finely hand woven Persian Shiraz Rug. Lovely handmade piece with nice design.
 £295.75 
Old Kazak (Blue) (195700)
HANDMADE RUG - Kazak rugs are a type of Armenian rug that were woven in the south of Caucasus, between Tiflis and Erevan.The older Caucasian carpets are made with hand spun yarns of wool as well as the warp, weft and pile. The natural colours are both clear and strong. Good wool quality and Turkish knots make the carpets durable and they have a good reputation. In newer carpets, made after 1925, the warp is of cotton, with synthetic colours that are bleached and fewer and simplified patterns are used. The carpets are fairly durable All Caucasian carpets are made with a Turkish or Giordes knot "Kazak" carpets are not from Kazakhstan but are from an area in what is now Armenia. The word probably derives from the Russian for Cossack - originally Christian Russian and Ukrainian serfs who fled from feudal landlords, and who were noted for their brutality. The colours of older Caucasian carpets are mostly made from natural materials found in the respective tribal regions. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
 £773.50 
Old Persian Hamedan (116002)
HANDMADE RUG - There are a wide variety of designs, but the quality is very constant: a weave of medium density, and single wafted, allowing the warps to be seen on the reverse. (Warps and wefts are cotton and he pile is wool.) The colours are strong, often derived from vegetable dyes. The Designs are often bold
 £171.08 
Old Baluch Kilim (236897)
HANDMADE RUG - Kilim, a word of Turkish origin, denotes a pile-less textile of many uses produced by one of several flat weaving techniques that have a common or closely related heritage. Pile-less floor covering hand woven by tapestry techniques in Anatolia, the Balkan. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
 £215.80 
Old Persian Mobarakeh (104083)
HANDMADE RUG - A beautiful tribal piece with a touch of the acients. It is every bit Persian in design. Colours are from natural dyes and the finest wool.
 £523.25 
old persian malayer (103589)
HANDMADE RUG - "Afshar rugs are famous for their european- style floral designs, along with their asymmetrical knots, depressed warps, suggest that they are town rugs and are quite distinctive due to their colours "
 £291.20 

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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.