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 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 
Old Anatolian (189007)
HANDMADE RUG - A very nice and thick pile rug of mild colour combination gives rich and beautiful look, warm underfoot and velvety feel. They are becoming the most sought after carpet on the western market.
 £380.38 
Old Persian Baluch (111023)
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 Tabriz (70tb2991)
HANDMADE RUG - Wool & Silk Persian handmade tabriz Rug,very fine Mahi design rug with unusual colour.
 £1,250 
Old Persian Hariz (20a3971)
HANDMADE RUG - A beautiful Hariz Piece.
 £1,250 
Old Anatolian (103898)
HANDMADE RUG - "Lovely Anatolian hand knotted rug, with all over symmetrical design, nice colour combination. Design is a variant of the chintamani design found in other Anatolian rugs."
 £677.95 
Old Anatolian (106135)
HANDMADE RUG - Beautiful decorative Turkish Anatolian Rug has a wonderful delicately woven all over floral motif in full colour detail. The rug has a superb tonality with rich shades and boarder. Considering the rugs antique nature, but for some points of wear and restoration on the fringes it is in brilliant condition and would suit those looking for a collector's piece or a taste for traditional decor. It is a Authentic rare and beautiful rug. 100% Wool pile hand woven on a cotton foundation and coloured with natural dyes. 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.
 £325 
Old Anatolian (106127)
HANDMADE RUG - Beautiful decorative Turkish Anatolian Rug, has a wonderful delicately woven allover floral motif in full colour detail. The rug has a superb tonality with rich shades and boarder. Considering the rugs antique nature the rug but for some points of wear and resoration on the fringes it is in brilliant condition and would suit those looking a collectors piece or a taste for tradiutional decor. Authentic rare and beautiful rug. 100% Wool pile handwoven on a cotton foundation and coloured with natural dyes. 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.
 £323.05 
Old Persian Baluch (336004)
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.
 £131.95 
Old Qashquai (326321)
HANDMADE RUG - The Qashquai weave several types of rugs. A characteristic product can be recognized by its all-wool construction, heavy ribbing on the reverse, strong deep colours (particularly the red), and the use of traditional motifs such as the 'Hashing' or crab. Typically, the designs are geometrical with a row of three of five medallions down the middle of the rug, or in the centre and corners. The whole field is generally covered with small geometric motifs. Qashqai rugs average 70 to 170 knots per square inch.
 £415.87 
yalameh116460
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.
 £295 
Old Anatolian (105378)
HANDMADE RUG - Beautiful decorative Turkish Anatolian Rug, has a wonderful delicately woven allover floral motif in full colour detail. The rug has a superb tonality with rich shades and boarder. Considering the rugs antique nature the rug but for some points of wear and resoration on the fringes it is in brilliant condition and would suit those looking a collectors piece or a taste for tradiutional decor. Authentic rare and beautiful rug. 100% Wool pile handwoven on a cotton foundation and coloured with natural dyes. 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.
 £313.95 
Old Anatolian Sumak (103935)
HANDMADE RUG - "Finely woven Anatolian Sumak, has a beautiful motif design in the field, sumak's are very tough due to the weft-wrapping weaving technique which binds the weft to the foundation. "
 £227.50 
Old Kashan (10ks6341)
HANDMADE RUG - This rug has good quality wool which is a perfect companion in homes with both traditional or modern furnishing and decor. Fantastic use of colours and multiple medallions and motifs, a center piece for any room, very durable and can stay in fashion for decades.
 £408.59 
Anatolian Old Hareka (930121)
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.
 £11,329.50 
Persian old Kashan(Red) (930213)
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.
 £1,250 
Persian Baluch (334624)
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.
 £222.95 
Old Persian Qashquai (115741)
HANDMADE RUG - The Qashqai are a tribal confederation, who shares similar dialects and heritage. The Qashqai are primarily descendants of the Turkmen and Ersari tribes, many are pastoral nomads who roam depending on the season moving from the Isfahan province to south of Shiraz,persia. The Qashqai weave several types of rugs. A characteristic product can be recognized by its all-wool construction, heavy ribbing on the reverse, strong deep colours (particularly the red), and the use of traditional motifs such as the 'Hashing' or crab. Typically, the designs are geometrical with a row of three of five medallions down the middle of the rug, or in the centre and corners. The whole field is generally covered with small geometric motifs. The Qashqai rugs average 70 to 170 knots per square inch. Traditional Qashqai rugs have all wool construction including wool wefts and warps.The Qashqai are famous also for their artefacts: horse blankets, saddlebags, ropes, etc. The products of other tribes, such as the Khamseh and Lori, are often confused with those of the Qashqai. FREE DELIVERY ON THIS RUG within UK mainland.
 £773.50 
Old Persian Karadja (116021)
HANDMADE RUG - The designs are very geometrical. The weaving is firm and regular, the quality of the wool is excellent, and the warps and wefts are generally cotton. Many small sizes are produced, and larger pieces are generally runners. The rather bold striking designs may originally have had a tribal significance which is now lost - some of The Designs resemble crabs, insects and leaves. Natural dyes are largely used.
 £259.35 
Old Red Afghan (126983)
HANDMADE RUG - 100% wool handmade piece, soft pile, nice motifs.
 £252.20 
Persian Malayer (Red) (114112)
HANDMADE RUG - Soft wool; thin, tight pile. Beautiful rug with a nice colour combination. In the city of Malayer carpet weaving is very popular and has a good market. The designs, especially the older ones, which are very common in Malayer, are more or less similar to those made in Arak region such as Sarugh and Farahan. Some carpets of this region are famous by the name of “Armani-baft” that has the same design as the Caucasian carpets. The ancestor of these weavers had emigrated from Caucasus and Armenia in the 17 century, therefore all the carpets woven in Malayer and its surrounding villages are in stylised patterns, mostly in medallion and Herati design.
 £345.80 
Old Persian Bakhtiar (116864)
HANDMADE RUG - Beautiful decorative old persian Bakhtiar Rug, the rug has a superb tonality with rich shades and boarder. Authentic rare and beautiful rug. 100% Wool pile handwoven on a cotton foundation and coloured with natural dyes. 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.
 £624 

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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.