Oriental Rugs

Oriental rugs are weaved in the oriental countries that refer to a vast area of Asia including countries like Iran, Afghanistan, China, Nepal and India. They are essentially handmade by the deft craftsmanship of the weavers, the skill of which is handed over from one generation to the next. It should be understood that Oriental rug is a comprehensive idea with each country or area exhibiting its own essential characteristics. Whatever might be the local difference, the essential feature of oriental rugs is that they bear intricate designs and motifs that have the subtleties of the oriental idea of visual art. From floral designs to complicated geometric patterns and even motifs of animals and legends are found in the oriental rugs.

Oriental rugs are in high demand among the elite classes of Europe and America since the 1880s. At that time there had been two exhibitions of oriental rugs that have shown the world what the indigenous cultures of Asia are capable of in terms of aesthetic achievements. The colors used in the Oriental rug vary from one region to the other although a general tendency is shown to have a knack for bright and vibrant colors. For instance, crimson red and blue are seen in abundance in the Afghan and Persian rugs.

Oriental rugs are usually weaved over a base that is either cotton or wool. Raw silk is also used in some varieties and they are usually more expensive. The weaver then weaves a knot over the base and these knots can be either symmetrical as in the Turkish varieties or asymmetrical as in the case of Persian carpets. The authenticity of the oriental rugs can be recognized from the nature of the knots which exhibit minor defects as is obvious in case of hand weaving.

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R6641 Afghan Chobi Rug
216cm X 136cm
£1500.00
R6641 Afghan Chobi Rug
R7762 Turkish Silk Ghiordes Carpet
195cm X 120cm
£995.00  £595.00
R7762 Turkish Silk Ghiordes Carpet
R4514 Antique Moghan rug
220cm X 115cm
£795.00
R4514 Antique Moghan rug
Hand Woven Turkish Dosemealti Carpets R7892
180cm X 131cm
£495.00
Hand Woven Turkish Dosemealti Carpets R7892
Beautiful Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug R7890
171cm X 120cm
£495.00
Beautiful Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug R7890
R7893 Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug
190cm X 110cm
£495.00
R7893 Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug
R9388 Silk Qum Persian Rug
210cm X 150cm
£1750.00
R9388 Silk Qum Persian Rug
Wonderful Hand Woven Turkish Rug R7210
95cm X 50cm
£175.00
Wonderful Hand Woven Turkish Rug R7210
R7768 Persian Silk Kashan Rugs
200cm X 130cm
£1750.00  £1500.00
R7768 Persian Silk Kashan Rugs
R7288 New Caucasian Kazak Carpet
240cm X 152cm
£1650.00
R7288 New Caucasian Kazak Carpet
R7894 Hand Woven Turkish Dosemealti Carpets
190cm X 131cm
£495.00  £395.00
R7894 Hand Woven Turkish Dosemealti Carpets
R4981 Antique Shirvan Rug
172cm X 95cm
£795.00
R4981 Antique Shirvan Rug
R4505 Persian Hamadan Rug
200cm X 120cm
£795.00  £395.00
R4505 Persian Hamadan Rug
R7305 Antique Caucasian Marasali Prayer Rug
135cm X 110cm
£1500.00  £1200.00
R7305 Antique Caucasian Marasali Prayer Rug
R7891 Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug
184cm X 111cm
£495.00
R7891 Hand Woven Vintage Anatolian Rug
R7760 Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug
145cm X 120cm
£995.00
R7760 Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug
R9396 Persian Silk Qum Rug
158cm X 101cm
£1500.00
R9396 Persian Silk Qum Rug
R7759 Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug
175cm X 95cm
£995.00  £695.00
R7759 Antique Caucasian Shirvan Rug
Vintage Dosemealti Turkish Rug R7888
200cm X 135cm
£495.00
Vintage Dosemealti Turkish Rug R7888
R7699 Caucasian Kazak Carpet
204cm X 200cm
£1950.00  £1500.00
R7699 Caucasian Kazak Carpet
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