Tags: antique rugs, area rugs
What is meant when a rug is described as ‘antique’?
What is meant when a rug is described as ‘antique’? Technically, it refers to the carpet being at least 100 years old. A rug bearing an authentic date prior to l915 is clearly antique in 2015. Dates are sometimes altered, forged, inserted or otherwise hanky-pankied, and rugs with dates not in accordance with accepted stylistic or typological evolution must be scrutinized. What about carpets not bearing dates or other chronologically definitive inscriptions (i.e., a patron’s or artist’s name whose dates can be independently established)? We must fall back upon general, accumulated knowledge/ trade wisdom. Long experience tells an expert how
Antique & Vintage Turkish Oushak Rugs – Buyers’ Checklist
Turkey has presented the world with a huge supply of Antique & Vintage Oushak Rugs. Turkey has a rich history in the art of rug weaving. After Persia (Iran), Turkey has the most diverse, beautiful and artistic Antique & Vintage Rugs. There are a variety of styles like Oushak Rugs, Kars Rugs, Sivas Rugs, Kilim Rugs, Yastik Rugs, Overdyed Patchwork rugs etc which contribute to Turkish rug (also known as Anatolian Rug)collection. But, among the variety of styles, Oushak rugs has been the most popular. It is also one of the top most popular rug styles among all style rugs