Antique Rugs


The fundamentals of weaving antique rugs have not changed for centuries many of the earliest known techniques and materials are still in use in the major rug producing regions of the world today such as Turkey, China, Persia, India, Morocco, and Europe. Antique rugs can stand on their own for historical importance and cultural significance. Each culture ensures the longevity of their design iconography through the making of the rugs. Most high-end antique carpets, especially those from Persia or India, have traditionally been made in sophisticated urban settings where a high value was placed on such fine artistry. The more tribal and casual carpets were woven by nomadic tribesmen and women as they had access to coarser material and didn't have the advantage of an established rug loom.

The Golden age of rug weaving in India, Persia and Turkey occurred in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries due to the Industrial revolution in Europe. For the newly emerged merchant class at the time, oriental rugs primarily functioned as beautiful status symbols of wealth and good taste. Most of the rugs in the Doris Leslie Blau collection were produced during this period.

Antique carpets can vary in color, size, design, and material. The current trend in buying antique and vintage rugs is towards neutral colors which can be used in any environment. Although antique rugs come in a myriad of colors, every rug has the potential to anchor a room and to create an inviting ambiance. After all, Edgar Allen Poe once wrote that " the soul of the apartment is in the carpet."

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A Coucasian Shirvan BB5701

Size: 4'6" x 3'2" C:1900
A Coucasian Shirvan rug.

Item No: BB5701

A Pesrsian Tabriz rug BB5703

Size: 12'3" x 7'2" C:1920
antique Persian carpet from Tabriz, the tan field with an overall floral sprays around.

Item No: BB5703

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5728

Size: 21' x 12'5" Circa:1920
an early 20th Century Persian Tabriz carpet with An all over light green background garden design.

Item No: BB5728

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5724

Size: 22'8" x 12'4" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz rug with an allover trellis of palmettes and flowering vinery. Identical ivory flowers within a slate green palmettes on green border.

Item No: BB5724

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5704

Size: 18'9" x 13'6" Circa: 1880
A late 19th Century Persian Khorassan Rug rendered in a contemporary blue and brown color palette.

Item No: BB5704

Indian Amritsar Rug BB5722

size: 14' x 9'10" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the cream field with scattered floral motifs around a dusty pink .

Item No: BB5722

An Indian rug BB5723

Size:17'1" x 11'8" Circa:1920

Item No: BB5723

A Turkish Oushak rug BB5727

Size:15'6" x 13'7" Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5727

A Chinese Rug BB5731

Size:9'4" x 4'10" Circa:1920

Item No: BB5731

A Chinese Rug BB5732

Size: 8' x 5' Circa:1920

Item No: BB5732

A Persian Tabriz Rug BB5740

Size: 10'1'' × 6'10''

Item No: BB5740

A Persian Sultanabad BB5718

Size: 9'4" x 8'7" Circa:1900
An early 20th century Persian Sultanabad carpet

Item No: BB5718

Persian Kirman rug BB5719

Size: 12' x 6'6" Circa: Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Persian Kirman (Kerman) rug, with an all over design of unusually Damask rose motif.

Item No: BB5719

A Silk Kayseri Rug BB3349

Size: 9'6'' × 6'7'' Circa: 1920
A Silk Kayseri Rug.

Item No: BB3349

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5720

Size: 13' x 10' Circa: 1920
A Northwest Persian Tabriz antique rug the multicolored stepped lozenge lattice overall in shades of blue, sand and light brown colors...

Item No: BB5720

A Moroccan Rug BB5044

Size: 10' × 6'3'' Circa: 1940
A Modern Vintage Moroccan Rug with a minimal linear design...

Item No: S1405-5044

A Persian Meshad rug BB5721

Size: 15'10" x 11'8" Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Meshad (Meshed) antique rug.

Item No: BB5721

Indian Amritsar rug BB5702

Size: 14'10'' × 9' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century antique Amritsar carpet, the pale field with angular leafy vines and palmettes around ciel blue medallion.

Item No: BB5702

A Persian Sultanabad Rug BB5661

Size: 12'8" x 9' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century antique Sultanabad rug from West Persia, ivory field with serrated leaf.

Item No: BB5661

A Turkish Oushak rug BB5651

Size: 13'1" x 10'9"1920
An early 20th century Oushak (Ushak) rug having a beige field beneath a finely drawn traditional Persian trellis within a dark beige ...

Item No: BB5651

An Indian Agra rug (Size Adjusted) BB5607

Size: 13'5" x 12'10" Circa: 1880
Late 19th Century Indian Agra Rug, an olive green field with a traditional all over floral motif.

Item No: BB5607

Indian Amritsar Rug BB5726

Size: 20'2" x 16'3"Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian Amritsar antique rug, the dark brown field with a palmette, serrated leaf and flowering.

Item No: BB5726

An Indian rug (Size Adjusted) BB5725

Size: 16'1" x 13'8" Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Indian antique rug, the pale beige field with a subtle allover trellis of leafy split-leaf tendrils ...

Item No: BB5725

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5730

Size:11'2" x 8'6" Circa: 1920
A finely-woven early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, light blue field with an overall design ...

Item No: BB5730

A Persian Kirman Antique Rug BB5729

Size: 12'8" x 9'2" Circa: 1920
An early 20th century Persian Kirman antique garden carpet.

Item No: BB5729
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