The Beauty of Vintage Rugs

Vintage rugs are a beautiful addition to any home. They provide a rich texture, soften the sounds of a space, and add a sense of history. Vintage rugs are made by hand and may have imperfections. However, these imperfections are part of the rug’s character and can add to its beauty. The rugs can also show the weaver’s skill and capabilities. The best way to check if a rug is handmade is by flipping the rug over and looking for a few big knots. These big knots represent imperfections. If a rug has no imperfections, it is machine-made and may not be as high quality as a handmade rug.

In recent years, antique rugs have become popular with fashion, art, and interior design enthusiasts. At Lawrence of La Brea, we take pride in our ability to foster this trend. We were one of the first to bring the vintage over-dyed rug trend into popularity. The practice originated in Turkey, where recycling and repurposing is a large part of the culture. The Turkish people are known for taking authentic, handwoven antique rugs and reworking them by over-dying them to create new, modern styles. Today, you can find over-dyed vintage rugs from many countries around the world, but Turkey is still known for its craftsmanship and vintage rug designs.

Vintage Persian rugs, vintage Turkish rugs, and vintage kilims are some of the most common types of vintage rugs. Each of these rugs has a unique style that can only be found in their country of origin. Vintage rugs are known for their color, pattern, and intricate designs that often tell a story. They can be used as focal points in any room or can be a subtle backdrop to your favorite artwork and furniture pieces.

When shopping for a vintage rug, it is important to have realistic expectations. Vintage rugs are one-of-a-kind and can be pricey. However, if you are willing to spend a little more than you would for a standard area rug, you can find one that will fit your vision perfectly.

Another benefit of shopping for a vintage rug is that they can come in a variety of sizes. Unlike standard 8′ x 10′ rugs, vintage rugs can range from small (think: bath mat size) to extra large. This can be great for those with oddly shaped spaces that standard sized rugs won’t fit in.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a vintage rug, including square footage, condition, and color palette. The more information you can provide about your space, the easier it will be for us to help you find a vintage rug that fits. Our team of experts is here to answer any questions and walk you through the process from start to finish.  vintage persian rugs