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Oriental and Persian Antique Rugs:

A Guide


"Antique" is a word that can be applied to any Oriental rugLikewise, when it comes to any sort of category or item, certain incarnations will reflect an attribute in its own manner. The same applies to Oriental rugs--every single carpet is an antique that displays this antiquity properties for all to own in whatever format is best for them.

So, what do you get when you purchase an Antique rug?

  • Heirloom
  • "A story to tell"
  • Unequivocally long lasting
  • Rustic to the finest degree

All Oriental rugs have an inherent antiquity appearance, but it takes time for them to become true antiques. The materials laced into an Oriental rug have two primary purposes: make the rug look one of a kind, and ensure their ability to last for generations. Every Oriental rug that has come into creation has embodied these qualities--they're a hallmark of what it means to be an Oriental rug. Furthermore, for an Oriental rug to gain age means an increase in value. As time passes, the dyes saturate giving the rug a bolder and aged appearance.




This statement covers only half of an Antique Oriental rug's value. The true value comes from this piece's ability to last. While this is something that, as stated, brandishes an enduring quality, it's the fact that the carpet becomes an heirloom due to this ability. In turn, the rug evolves from an antiquity to a generational item to be passed down. As time goes on, it garners its own story, its own history that surpasses that of the rug's first forging. 

When you purchase an Oriental rug, you're purchasing an antique. These carpets are many things--centerpieces, finishes, artistic beauties. Among all else though, they are bastions of antiquity. In this selection, you'll find true antiques. These are rugs that have stood the test of time for at least 20 years and continue to flourish in their grandeur.

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