What makes an antique carpet? Antique carpets are at least 90 years old. These carpets are desirable not only because of their age and history, but also for their rarity, condition, or sheer beauty. Some of our antique carpets are known to evoke personal or emotional connections with our customers.
An antique carpet defines its value by its cultural authenticity, along with its depth in design, materials used and colour-dying techniques. An antique carpet is a piece of art that truly represents a completely different era in human history.
As with any other antiques, antique carpets have an investment value. The techniques and creative minds behind these rare pieces have been lost, and the value of their contributions will only increase with time and demand.
What makes an Antique Carpet Collectible?
An antique carpet can be distinguished easily by their motifs and dyes – they’re a unique part of history, and no two pieces are ever the same. Some unusual features or signatures are the addition of silk in traditional woollen tribal weavings, or even a peculiar colour not typically used in carpets from that region. These carpets are true collectibles – unique pieces that have distinct markers that separate them from the rest of the collection. An antique carpet can also be a collectible based entirely on age – very old pieces from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are rare pieces and highly coveted.
If you have an interest in collecting antique carpets, please drop by the Gallery or reach out to us via e-mail or phone.