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Antique type carpets help to add a touch of grandeur

and glamour to your home or office, speaking greatly

about your rich and extravagant tastes.  Antique

carpets are beautiful home furnishings and solid

art investments.  They aren't just decorative items,

but pieces of tradition, ethniticity, and true class

that dates back thousands of years.


Antique carpets represent enormous range in motifs

and color harmonies and you'll simply lose yourself

seeing the diverse combinations of rich antique

colors and heavy intricate weaving.


The diverse range of antique carpet pieces that you'll

encounter while shopping for them are mostly Oriental

carpets and rugs that portray the mystery and legend

of the far off lands of the Orient.  


Antique carpets and rugs are imported mostly from China,

Persia, India, Afghanistan, Caucasus, and Turkey.

Some of the famous weaving areas of such antique carpets

include Kashan, Agra, and many other locations.

Antique carpets have a more artistic integrity, as

they are exclusively hand woven.  They are sold all

over the world, with clients more than willing to pay

whatever they have to in order to redefine their home and

decorate in style.


If you are looking to add luster and glamour to your

home or office and are ready to spend a fortune on the

exquisite pieces of art, then you shouldn’t wait a single

The first thing to do, is contact one of the several

reliable, knowledgeable, and genuine art dealers

and galleries who deal in antique carpets and

have profound knowledge about the various aspects

of a good and genuine antique carpet.  They can

guide you in selecting the best one per your

budget and tastes.


You've got a bit of work to do as well.  You should

visit a lot of dealers and educate yourself

about dyes, wools, design quality, and the many

styles of weaving as well.  Touch the carpet and

scrutinize them carefully.  Beware of the machine

made synthetic carpets that some dealers will

tell you are antique carpets.


Below, are some tips to help you when buying

antique carpet.


1.  You have to remain careful and thoughtful

while analyzing each piece of antique carpet.


2.  You'll also need to try and understand

the age and origin of the carpet that will in

turn give you a much better insight about the

overall quality of the carpet.


3.  You'll also need to look and see if

the edge and borders are there in the antique

carpet you intend to buy, as the end and edge

borders are sometimes lost or even cut out on

purpose.  Keep in mind that the borders will

determine the overall value of your carpet.


4.  Keep an eye out for holes and moth

attacks that are both common when dealing with

antique carpets.  These problems must be attended

to before you buy the carpet.


5.  You should always deal with dealers who

have the prices marked on the carpet.  See to it

that your dealer sticks to that price.

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