Four dozen beautiful oriental rugs, both vintage and new, are featured in this week’s curated rug auction. With both the utilitarian and artistic value, the rugs in this collection will accentuate your home’s interior decor with tradition and colorful beauty.
The earliest and most valuable rug in the sale is a colorful Kilim, woven by nomads of the Adana Toros Mountains of Turkey in the 19th century. The hand-knotted wool rug is vividly colored using organic vegetable dye.
Also originating in Turkey is a 1940s rug of Anatolian design, woven with hand-spun wool colored using organic vegetable dye, which is unusual for a vnitage rug of that decade.
From India comes a room-size Mahal wood rug that exhibits centuries-old weaving techniques practiced by expert artisans.
Also from the Indian subcontinent is a large hand-knotted Hamadan wool rug made by skilled weavers inspired by ancient designs.
Two handmade silk rugs from China are highlighted in the auction. The larger is a Tabriz design with 400 knots per square inch.
The slightly smaller Chinese rug is an Esfahan design in royal blue, also boasting 400 knots per square inch.
Crafted in village workshops from the Middle East to India to China, these finely woven rugs reflect the histories of many cultures. For centuries, collectors and decorators alike have marveled at the variety of their intricate designs.