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 Kashan (10ks6103)
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.
 £1,150 
Old Persian Tabriz (Brown) (115052)
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.
 £786.24 
Persian Baluch (111147)
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.
 £163.80 
Old Persian Baluch (104448)
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.
 £163.80 
Old Anatolian (103959)
HANDMADE RUG - Lovely hand knotted Anatolian rug, with all over symmetrical design, nice colour combinations. Design is a variant of the chintamani design found in other anatolian rugs.
 £430.43 
Old Persian Malayer (70ml6319)
HANDMADE RUG - 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.
 £386.75 
Fine old Persian Bijar (116003)
HANDMADE RUG - In perfect condition and nice pile. Bijar Rugs are known for their painstakingly elaborate, visually in-depth weaves. They commonly feature this marvelous full colour bouquet of different floral images. The detail is quite astounding when considering the amount colour involved. What is most striking and interesting about this rug is that how much colour has been imbedded in and around the main tone of that rich red/crimson. This is a unique interpretation of a Bijar; this rug has the presence of a more oriental piece.
 £234.78 
Old Persian Meshkabad (103602)
HANDMADE RUG - A rare piece of oriental history. this rug is a show piece colors are still well retained and beautiful, an excelllent piece of workmanship. Finely hand woven 100% wool, soft pile.
 £364 
Old Kashan (105771)
HANDMADE RUG - Very fine Persian Kashan Rug with intricate motifs. Charmingly aged, over 100 years, one of a kind.
 £2,240 
Fine old Suzani (256902)
HANDMADE RUG - Suzani is a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries. Its name is from the Persian Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles rugs in Persia is called Suzankari (needlework). Suzanis were traditionally made by Central Asian brides as part of their dowry, and were presented to the groom on her wedding day. This unique silk suzani rug has over 70 years old, has 100% pure silk finest embroideries. This is a quality handmade rug that has 100% natural materials. Unlike machine made rugs, manufacturing good quality handmade rugs requires special skills and is extremely time consuming. Free delivery on this rug within UK mainland.
 £220.50 
Old Persian Qum (561_2735)
HANDMADE RUG - 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.
 £885 
Old Persian Tabriz (70tb4591)
HANDMADE RUG - 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 terms of quality, design and value for money.It has 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.
 £1,228.50 
Old Persian Malayer (104061)
HANDMADE RUG - Finely hand woven 100% wool, soft pile. This piece shows the stylistic influence of Jokar, but has the predominant dark blue which is characteristic of the Malayer and Borujird region.
 £323.05 
Old Persian Baluch (104414)
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.
 £263.90 
Old Antalion Sumak (33xy1974)
HANDMADE RUG - Sumak rugs occasionally designs of birds or people are introduced. The commonest colours are deep reds, dark blue and white. The rugs are generally 100% wool. The weave is usually very fine, and there is often an embroidered of brocaded Kilim at one end.
 £350.35 
Old Russian Bokhara (103425)
HANDMADE RUG - Finely hand woven, soft pile with nice Bokhara medallions and aged.
 £477.75 
Old Persian Malayer (106989)
HANDMADE RUG - Finely hand woven, soft pile. This one has a nice colour combination with beautiful motifs in the border and the field. Has a same common style to Persion Afshar Malayer rugs.
 £513.50 
Old Qashquai Kilim Sumak (102219)
HANDMADE RUG - "A fine tribal piece from the famous Qashquai's tribe, similar to a Mushwanee but without the pile, a flat weaving rug." It has a nomadic look, excellent visibility and is a gorgeous carpet/rug.
 £131.95 
Old Balouch(Brown) (114755)
HANDMADE RUG - A Balouch Rug is a type of Persian rug from the
 £90.09 
Old Indian Agrah (103726)
HANDMADE RUG - This rug has good quality wool which is a perfect companion in homes with both traditional or modern furnishing and decor.
 £159.25 
Old Antalion (183965)
HANDMADE RUG - Old Antalion rug with detail work. One of a kind. A charming antique piece just gorgeous.
 £887.25 
Old Persian Qashquai (115406)
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.
 £586.95 
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.
 £445 
Old Persian Kerman (930218)
HANDMADE RUG - This rug is commonly woven with silk and it is one of a kind. This rug is very finely hand woven and has beautiful motifs in the field and the border and a harmonious colour combination. The rug is delicately 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 it is a gorgeous rug. It has a very welcoming look, warm underfoot and velvety feel to it.
 £2,957.50 

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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.