Types of Antique Rugs
Antique Rugs are often older than 25 years but there are also reproductions that rug manufacturers make which are exact copies of old rugs often of a museum model. The truly antique rug has to be expertly cared for while the contemporary copy can be used in every day living without the same concerns.
A rug can really highlight your home and many rugs from the past have held up for years and years withstanding time and many feet. Here we will cover in brief some antique rug styles. Let’s get going…
* For use as an area rug or an accent you will find that an antique Persian rug has an incredibly tight and extremely precise pattern. This is a common characteristic of this rug and it comes in color schemes suitable for vintage and contemporary style decor.
* Another type of Persian rug called Bakshaish is popular with collectors and has a rich pigment and unforced character to it. But these rugs are more for a centerpiece in a room. They bring about a wonderful contrasting picture of designs that refresh and inspire.
* If you want a floral design the antique sarouk Persians is for you and it is strong, sturdy yet plush enough to be soft.
But there are more than Persian rugs and even more than oriental rugs that make up our history. And here are some worth mentioning too:
* If you like dragons then you might like to consider a Kar Rug
* If you are looking for overall beauty with a wonderful design then look for an Anatolian rug
* A Ladik rug has tulips in the center and on the borders for you tulip lovers.
* The Turkmen rug has a flat woven weave and hand knotted
Looking into the Southwest Americas you will find awesome Navajo rugs. Navajo rugs make wonderful wall hangings as well as floor coverings. Many other classical rugs are:
* Asian rug
* Chinese rug
* Tibetan Rug
Most of these old rugs have wonderful dramatic coloring and some spiritual meaning.
And while these rugs we just explored might be considered antique they can still be very useable. They are meant to be used and are meant to be a decorative cover for your floor. One tip you might consider in helping keep your antique rug in optimal shape is to use a carpet pad. One of the best is plastic foam as this will prolong the life of most antique rugs of any kind.