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Antique Rugs

Updated on June 19, 2013
Antique Rugs
Antique Rugs

Adorn Your House with Antique Rugs

Having a cozy and well-designed interior is definitely a must for most homeowners. Once you have your own home, you are eager to embellish all parts of your house with appealing and unique house items that would further increase the aesthetic appeal of your property.

For homeowners who really want to invest in quality house items, they do not just settle for ordinary pieces. If you want to have house items that can also be part of a good investment, then you can purchase high value antique items.

Popularity of Antique Rugs

One of the antique pieces that you must have inside your house is an antique rug. When visitors come and visit you, the living room is always the first place that they will see. No wonder, many homeowners want to have a grand and a nice living room. Apart from getting well-made furniture items, you should also have antique rugs placed all over your house. These antique rugs have innate aesthetic appeal not just for people who have passion for antique items, but even for those who do not.

Rugs that are 80 years old and above are considered to be antique. As such, homeowners find these antique rugs exquisite and totally appealing, especially since they have intricate designs and physical appeal that are not available in ordinary rugs.

History and Background

As early as the Persian civilization, rugs were already made out of different materials. Modern countries like Turkey and Iran are just some of the origins of floor weaving which eventually evolved to high quality rugs.

Along with the transformation of societies and historical developments, arts also flourished across different countries. The Ikhanid Mongol rulers also created rugs and carpets after they converted to Islam.

Then, came 14th century. One of the largest empires ever established, the Ottoman Empire, which rules the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia, also developed their own carpets and rugs. Antique collectors would love to have an Ottoman Dynasty rug considering its high face value.

Production of rugs also developed in the Far East. Archaeological evidences would show that as early as the Han Dynasty, the Chinese also produced their own rugs. Just like any other products developed in the market, these rugs have undergone changes in terms of designs and materials used. Europeans also came up with their own artistic production of rugs.

Where to Purchase Antique Rugs

In the market, there are a wide variety of antique rugs being offered. It will now just depend as to which kind of rug you are specifically looking for. The pricing of each and every antique rug available also depends on a lot of factors.

Firstly, ancient rugs that are centuries old would definitely cost more. In some cases, there are even antique rugs that can only be purchased via auction. But if you are on a working budget, then you can always look for quality, nice and affordable antique rugs that do not cost that much. Accessing several online selling sites, it is relatively easier to find the one that you are looking for. You just have to make sure that you purchase the items from legitimate sellers.

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