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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 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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Swedish Flat Weave by Judith Johansson BB5708

Size: 10' × 7'2'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5708

Swedish Flat Weave by Ingrid Dessau BB5709

Size: 7' × 4'10'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5709

A Turkish Sivas Rug BB5710

Size: 10' × 6'4''

Item No: BB5710

A French Deco Rug BB5711

Size: 9' × 6'5''

Item No: BB5711

A Persian Mashad Rug BB5712

Size: 15'3'' × 11'8''

Item No: BB5712

A Persian Kirman Rug BB5713

Size: 13'9'' × 9'8''

Item No: BB5713

Uzbek (Russia) Julkhyr Runner BB5715

Size: 11'8'' × 3'3'' Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5715

Tibetan Monastic Runner BB5716

Size: 7'4'' × 2'9'' Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5716

An Indian Dhurrie Rug BB5717

Size: 8'9'' × 5'5'' Circa: 1920

Item No: BB5717

Swedish Flat Weave BB5695

Size: 6'9'' × 4'9'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5695

Swedish Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom (Dukater) BB5699

Size: 10'7'' × 9' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5699

A Chinese rug BB5652

size: 12' x 9' Circa:1940
An early 20th century Antique Chinese Deco rug

Item No: BB5652

A Persian Sultanabd rug BB5671

Size: 19' x 11' Circa:1920
A highly-decorative late 20th century persian sultanabad.

Item No: BB5671

MMF (Huskatten) Swedish Pile Rug BB5705

Size: 6'3'' × 4' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5705

Swedish Half-Pile Rug BB5706

Size: 6'5'' × 3'6'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5706

Swedish Flat Weave by Carl Dagel BB5707

Size: 8'4'' × 5'3'' Circa: 1940

Item No: BB5707

A Persian Khorassan rug BB5667

Size: 13'10'' × 9'9'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Khorassan antique rug, the midnight blue with an exceptional garden pattern of willow ...

Item No: BB5667

A Moroccan rug BB5672

Size: 18'7'' × 12'10'' Circa: 1940
A mid 20th century Moroccan rug, the dusty rose field with a subtle pale yellow design of columns of enlarged ...

Item No: BB5672

A Persian Tabriz rug BB5650

Size: 12'5'' × 9' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique rug, the royal blue field with a flowering vinery, rosette and enlarge ...

Item No: BB5650

A Persian Tabriz carpet BB5647

Size: 13'10'' × 10'5'' Circa: 1900
An early 20th century Persian Tabriz antique carpet, the honey field a subtle allover trellis of swirling flowering ...

Item No: BB5647

A French Rag rug BB5663

Size: 16'3'' × 9'7'' Circa: 1940
A second quarter 20th century French Rag Rug, the tan field with an allover pattern of rows of star-shaped ...

Item No: BB5663

An Indian Agra carpet BB5675

Size: 18'1'' × 17'7'' Circa: 1880
A late 19th century Indian antique rug, the cocoa field with an allover dense design of palmettes and floral ...

Item No: BB5675

A Spanish carpet BB5691

Size: 14'4'' × 11'8'' Circa: 1940
A mid 20th century Spanish carpet, the abrashed camel field with sage vinery overall with red and white accents ...

Item No: BB5691

A Turkish Ghiordes rug BB5676

Size: 19'8'' × 17'6'' Circa: 1870
An exceptional late 19th century Turkish Ghiordes antique rug, the striated beige field with carefully-composed ...

Item No: BB5676

A Persian Kirman rug ( size adjusted ) BB5643

Size: 21'8'' × 12'6'' Circa: 1880
A fine example from our collection of late 19th century Persian Kirman (Kerman) antique rugs, the golden yellow ...

Item No: BB5643
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