Antique Rug Guide
A Comprehensive Guide to Antique Rugs
Search Our Entire Collection of Antique Rugs and Vintage Rugs
Guide to Everything You Want to Know About Antique Rugs – Having been in the business of buying and selling antique rugs and carpets for more than thirty years, the Abrash Collection has long been committed to the principle that the best customer is always an informed customer. In keeping with this commitment, we have composed and assembled an extensive series of online guides to antique rugs and vintage rugs designed to shine light on this exciting and age old art form.
These guides put a large volume of information at the disposal of our clients, including material concerning the history of antique rugs, guides to decorating with antique rugs, and much more. Whether you are a designer, a collector, or a private client looking to furnish your home, the guides and articles found below will help you find out everything you want to know about antique rugs and vintage carpets.
- History of the Antique Oriental Rug / Carpet
History of Antique Rugs
Contrary to common perception, historians and other scholars assure us that the origin of rugs and carpets was not exclusively oriental. These items have been in existence all around the world, wherever man and woman put down roots and whenever they discovered the skill of weaving material to form clothes and other items, including plain weave rugs and tapestries. These early examples of skilled crafts were made of varying materials based on what was easily at hand.
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- Articles About Antique Rugs and Vintage Rugs
Articles About Antique Rugs
At Abrash we spend more time and energy publishing articles about antique rugs and vintage carpets. This section is devoted to tall the articles we have published over the years.
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- How Rugs and Carpets are Made
How antique carpets are woven
A guide to techniques of wool processing and weaving basic to rug production and a comparison between hand-made rugs and machine-made rugs. The craft of fine rug production is ancient and complex. Read the articles assembled here to help you better understand the art of rug and carpet weaving.
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- Consumer Guide to Buying Oriental Rugs and Carpets
Consumer Guide to Antique Rugs
Consideration of style, quality, age, and everything you should be considering before you purchase your rug. Antique rugs are fine works of art with an ancient history. If you are considering buying an antique rug, familiarize yourself with the reading material assembled here.
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- All the Questions You May Have to Buy Antique Rugs and Carpets
Frequently Asked Questions
We have assembled a list of antique rug FAQs in this guide with useful information.
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- Rugs & Carpets Grouped by Design and Style
Carpets by Design and Style
A survey of the various designs and styles of Oriental rugs. A global and ancient craft, fine rugs have been woven throughout the world for millennia. Many regions have developed unique and immediately recognizable styles. Find out more about the world’s fine carpets in the articles assembled here.
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- How to Care for and Maintain Your Antique Rugs and Carpets
Antique Rug Care by Abrash
Useful advice of the care, cleaning, and protection of your rugs. Antique rugs represent an investment, and, like all works of art, require attention and care to maintain. Read the articles here to help you better understand how to care for and maintain your antique rugs and vintage carpets.
- Glossary of Oriental Rugs / Carpets
Alphabetized definitions of rug types, techniques, styles, and Terminologies in alphabetical order. If you run into some antique rug terms that you aren’t familiar with, simply scan through our glossary of antique rug terms and phrases.
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- Antique Rug Motifs: Symbolism & Meaning
Rug Symbols and Meanings
Common symbols and motifs found on antique rugs and vintage carpets. In this article, we explore the varied cultures and significance of symbols in antique rugs.
Sell Your Rugs
The Abrash Collection is biggest buyer and seller of antique rugs and carpets worldwide. As such, we are always looking for good pieces to add to our collection. If you have a rug that you feel is of the caliber that we buy, we ask that you submit it to us to review and consider.