Antique Area Rugs
If you are on the hunt for antique rugs on sale, your search for the best prices available on the internet is over. At RugSource.com, we have vintage rugs for sale at prices that are as much as 80 percent below retail and 30 to 40 percent below the prices of our direct competitors.
Tips for Buying Vintage Area Rugs
We are proud to offer antique Persian rugs for sale and antique Oriental rugs for sale because we know we provide the best value you will find online. We also know that purchasing one of our vintage Persian rugs or antique Oriental rugs is a big step for many consumers because it represents a sizeable investment. That is why we have put together some tips you can use as you’re looking for antique Persian rugs and vintage Oriental rugs.
Follow these tips whenever you are in the market for antique area rugs for your home or workspace:
1) Start with the Antique Rug:
If possible, start with the rug when you are decorating a space. When it comes to antique Oriental rugs and vintage Persian rugs, it’s much easier to find modern fabrics that will complement a vintage rug than it is to find an antique rug that will go well with the fabric on your furniture and your window treatments.
2) Determine Size and Budget for Vintage Rugs:
Before you can begin shopping for antique area rugs, you first have to determine the number of rugs you want and what sizes you want them to be. You will also need to determine how much you can comfortably afford to pay for vintage area rugs.
3) Define Age-Related Terms:
As far as antique area rugs go, the words old, antique and vintage are relative. This is because it is very difficult to accurately determine the specific year a given area rug was made. It’s also because older antique area rugs often command higher prices, since they have more inherent value due to their scarcity.
In general, an area rug is considered an antique if it is at least 50 years old. A semi-antique rug is between 30 and 99 years old. A rug is old if it is between 20 and 99 years old. A used rug is one to 10 years old. New rugs were made within the last five years. As you can see, there is plenty of crossover when it comes to the adjectives used to describe vintage Oriental rugs that have some age on them, so it is important to define what you mean by a specific term when you are talking to a dealer.
4) Inspect Rug Color:
It was not until the 1920s that synthetic dyes were reliable enough to be used on area rugs. Before that time, vegetable dyes were used to make vintage area rugs more colorful. Compared to the decades following the 1920s, only a limited number of color options were available in previous decades and centuries. This means that if a rug has too many colors that simply are not timeworn, it may be a sign that the rug is not an antique.
5) Check Vintage Rug Woven Dates:
Often, the dates that are woven into a rug can give you an idea of when the rug was made. It is important to remember that these dates will typically be based on the Muslim calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar that revolves around the solar year. Be sure you can interpret the woven dates properly to avoid overlooking a rug that is truly vintage due to a misunderstanding.
Of course, the best tip for finding vintage Persian rugs and antique Oriental rugs is to shop with a dealer you can trust. At Rug Source, we guarantee our prices are the lowest you will find online, and we stand behind the quality of our vintage rugs. For more than a decade, we have helped homeowners, businesses and interior designers find high-quality antique rugs, and we will be happy to do the same for you. Shop with us online or give us a call today.
Bokhara rugs are a type of Oriental rug with a unique design. What makes this design distinct — whether you’re talking about Pakistan Bokhara rugs or Bokhara rugs made in Iran — is that each one typically features side-by-side rows of guls (a medallion design) surrounded by decorative geometric patterns. Because of this, Bokhara Oriental rugs are easy to spot and widely beloved throughout the world.
Rug Source stocks a large variety of Bokhara rugs for sale, available in various color schemes and sizes. Find everything from small, 1-foot-by-2-foot designs to large, 10-foot-by-14-foot Bokhara area rugs. Known for their high quality, beauty and durability, these pieces make exquisite focal points anywhere they’re placed.
A Basic Guide to Buying Bokhara Rugs
When you’re looking for a quality Bokhara rug, there are several factors to consider. You want to choose a rug you’ll love for many years to come. To help you through the buying process, we’ve created this brief guide for you to reference while shopping.
If you have any questions not covered below, please contact us anytime. Our experts are happy to answer your questions and help you find the kind of Bokhara rugs you’ll love for a lifetime.
The term Bokhara comes from a location in Central Asia where the Tekke and Salor tribes lived. It’s come to be used to describe what are considered Tekke-faced rugs, which may incorporate ideas from both tribes. That’s because, when the Tekke conquered the Salor tribe, many historians believe they assimilated with the Salors’ ideas. Today, Bokhara rugs are made in many parts of the world, including Pakistan, Iran, India, Turkey, Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Shape and Design:
A Bokhara rug is typically rectangular in shape, although there are some that are square. You will see varieties in many color schemes, and the specific style and feel will depend on where the rug was made.
Pakistani Bokharas, which tend to use a predominantly cotton base, are some of the most popular handmade rugs anywhere. They feature a soft, thick pile, as well as a luxurious feel.
Central Asian Bokharas usually are mostly made of wool, and they feature a tighter, denser pile.
There are also Afghani Bokharas made with wool, cotton or silk bases, usually in reddish colors.
Finding Genuine Bokhara Area Rugs at Rug Source
When it comes to antique Bokhara rugs, there’s no better place than Rug Source. As the largest online retailer of area rugs, we promise the lowest online prices and even offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our rugs are priced 60 to 70 percent below retail and 30 to 40 percent lower than our direct competitors. Browse our online catalog or visit our showroom in Charlotte to find something that’s perfect for you, whatever your aesthetics or budget.
Contact us today to learn more!