Antique Persian Rugs are treasured throughout the world for their beauty and cultural significance. They are the work of a people who took pride in their art and craft, creating pieces that were meant to be used as functional floor coverings for centuries, to be handed down through generations and to become heirlooms. These masterpieces tell a story about a culture that has survived and thrived for thousands of years, with their beautiful colors and intricate patterns. The history of Persia is revealed in these exquisite pieces.
Authentic Persian rugs are the perfect way to introduce a sense of luxury into any space. They offer a richly textured surface with high-contrast colors and are power-loomed for durability and ease of care. They are the epitome of elegance and a true work of art that can transform any space into an exotic oasis from faraway places and times gone by.
Vintage Persian Rugs are a timeless piece of art that will continue to inspire designers, artists and carpet collectors throughout the decades to come. Whether they are a stunning center piece in a living room or an exhilarating focal point in a dining room, the presence of a finely crafted vintage Persian rug creates a sense of elegance and sophistication that is unparalleled by any other textile art.
The ancient Persian weaving traditions of nomadic tribes and the artisan weavers who were employed by the palaces have been passed down from generation to generation. This is what has created the amazing range of styles that are known as Antique Persian Rugs. From the elegant floral motifs of the Persian city and village rugs to the highly technical weaving techniques of the Safavid era, these antique rugs reflect a time when Persia reached its artistic pinnacle.
These antique rugs are prized for their flawless proportions and effortless fluidity. They follow the guiding principles of ancient geometry that dictate form, ratio and angles without seeming stiff or uninspired. The result is a timeless beauty that will never go out of style, and that is why they are such sought-after antiques today.
LEVEL 1-HIGH COLLECTIBLE:
These standout antique Persian rugs are one-of-a-kind art rugs that combine time-seasoned natural dyes and ingenious renditions of traditional designs. They do not reach the level of artistic virtuosity, design fluidity and color nuance displayed by our Level 2 high-collectible rugs, but they are still impressive for their quality, aristocratic style and cultural significance.
Level 3-HIGH COLLECTIBLE:
The weavers that produced these masterpieces were considered masters and their names are often woven into the designs of their masterpieces as a mark of distinction. They also became the source of inspiration for future generations of weavers who studied their rugs and adapted them into their own styles. It is not uncommon to see these masterworks adorning the walls of museums and private collections around the world.