Vintage rugs 101
Why choose a vintage rug?
Simply because they are beautiful, sustainable, and genuine hand made items. Most rugs on the market are semi-antique and affordable!
Vintage rugs are also known as distressed rugs and represent a trend that has achieved a crossover between fashion and home décor that has a wide range of options to offer. We have seen a rise in a preference for one of a kind look; not a look that can be bought at the local IKEA. People want their rugs to look ‘lived on’ and unique to their home. This new trend celebrates textiles that are faded, worn looks, that are softened over time by usage.
This inspiration first arose in Turkey and from here you find the very best of vintage rugs and overdyed crafts, created using authentic - traditional hand knotted Turkish vintage and antique rugs. Perhaps this love for vintage represents the local cultures preference for re-using materials.
What Are The Benefits Of Vintage Rugs
By choosing a vintage, or an overdyed vintage rug, you’re contributing to a sustainable practice of reusing and recycling old textiles. Over-dyeing is usually carried out on rugs that have rather faded look and worn. The recycling helps to preserve these traditional items for future generations, acknowledging the skill and care taken to create them in the first place. Not only that, but it is possible to discover a quality handcrafted overdyed rug for a fraction of the price of other antique or vintage carpets and kilims – making it a much more affordable and accessible option for the general public. In addition, buying vintage rugs will save you money in the long run. Though you may initially pay more upfront, vintage rugs are known to last several decades; outliving their synthetic counterparts by at least 20 years.