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Antique Rugs from Lawrence of La Brea in Los Angeles

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A great vintage rug can bring a whole room together and transform its flaws to bring out a new exciting look. Vintage rugs have become popular, with many people incorporating them into their interior design. They add a vibrant splash of color and bring to life an aged carpet. Vintage rugs depict a timeless class of a unique handcrafted piece of art.

Antique and vintage are offers used interchangeably, but there is a slight difference. Vintage rugs are usually between 25 and 100 years old, while antique ones are more than 100 years old. Originally, antique rugs were made for nobility and not to be sold, and they carry a high price tag. Vintage rugs are usually unique and budget-friendly.

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Where Do Antique and Vintage Rugs Come From?

Vintage rugs are either Persian or Turkish or made from other countries like Afghanistan using the same hand knotted design. The design and colors in vintage rugs depend on the available dyes and styles in an area.

Persian rugs are mostly handwoven with short to medium piles and made in present-day Iran. They also consist of floral designs and colorful geometric with deep reds and the inclusion of other colors. On the other hand, Turkish rugs have some similarities with Persian rugs in their design and styles.  Others have geometric designs, such as the kilim styles, which are flat woven. You can find Turkish rugs that combine both Turkish and Persian designs and patterns.

Reasons to Choose a Vintage Rug

Vintage and antique rugs offer great quality and taste and can display greater color patterns. They have various color schemes and styles that make them unique. Hand-woven antique rugs draw inspiration from countries in the Middle East where they are made. The color patterns are a result of different dyes mixed with various plants and berries. These rugs are one-of-a-kind and very stunning.

Durable

Vintage rugs consist of an inviting texture that is durable to withstand everyday life. They are made from high-quality wool that is both soft and durable. Vintage rugs are soft on your feet and provide warmth which is ideal in areas with cold weather.

Refined

Vintage and antique rugs have a lush history and are passed down throughout the years. They contain various symbols and color schemes that represent their past owners and their lifestyle. There are available in large sizes that can fit all homes. You can easily find a vintage rug that will fit your grand room and fill it with an incredible sense of style.

When buying a rug, you may find it a challenge to get the right one for your home. Antique rug shops like Lawrence of La Brea provide rug specialists to help you find the rug that will match your home. You will be able to get a rug that is of the right size, texture, and design for your home.

Characteristics of Authentic Hand-Knotted Vintage Rugs

It’s crucial that you know the qualities of authentic vintage rugs, so you know what to look for when shopping. True vintage rugs do not have backing since they are hand knotted. Many ads for vintage rugs usually show the back of the rug to show there is no backing. They also have an integrated fringe out of the weave of the rug.

Vintage rugs are made from quality natural materials like wool, silk, and cotton. They do not have plastic, polyester, or any other artificial materials. Wool is the common material used to make vintage rugs. Authentic hand-knotted vintage rugs are not hand-tufted.

Vintage rugs use the ancient traditional hand knotting method where the threads are stretched across a loom, and knitters make intricate designs by hand through the foundation. On the other hand, hand tufted is a modern method where the rugs are made using a tufting gun that punches threads through a fabric sheet. To hold the tufts together, the machine adds another layer of fabric which is known as backing.

Another thing to look for is the KPI or knots per inch. Hand knotted rugs usually have a KPI of 50 to 400. This number can be higher for more expensive rugs. Typically, a vintage rug with high density will cost more and has better quality. Additionally, vintage rugs that are hand-spun are more costly than those that are naturally dyed.

How a High End Antique Rug Can Beautiful Tie Together Your Space

An antique rug can really tie together your space by bringing so much more than its practical function. They bring a unique personality and particular characteristics to the room. Antique rugs are artwork since each contains individual color combinations and patterns. They are produced by an individual artist who tells a story with each rug. Antique rugs have an artistic appeal and can add warmth to a room.

Antique rugs are the model piece that shows a coherent lifestyle. They are the epitome of luxury and can become the center of attraction in your living room. They can also unite other elements in a room like chairs, sofas, lamps, or tables. Antique rugs can also serve as a feature piece. Due to their lush history and bold designs, the rugs are meant to stand out in a room.

Antique rugs can help separate a room and create a flow from one room to the next. They can also make a statement by adding unexpected colors or textures. An antique rug can unify all the pieces in the room, including accessories and furnishings. It can also add character and define the personality of the room.

Caring for Vintage Rugs

Vintage rugs are very durable and last for an extended period. You need to clean and care for your vintage rug to ensure it maintains its quality. Most rug dealers like Lawrence of La Brea offer a cleaning service. They also provide instructions on how you should clean the rug. Vintage rugs are made from wool which protects the wood floor from water damage. They are easy to take care of since you can sweep, vacuum, or shake them to remove dust and dirt.

Buy an Antique Rug from Lawrence of La Brea

Lawrence of La Brea has continued to offer stylish antique rugs for over two decades. The rugs are unique, timeless, and rare. Here, you will find hand crafted antique rugs that are sustainable pieces of art that are made to withstand the test of time. They represent craftsmanship at its finest. Vintage rugs are usually over 50 years and age gracefully.

Antique rugs from Lawrence of La Brea can add character to your home and depict a story or ambiance with their decorative designs. They will provide a backdrop to draw inspiration and express yourself. You can buy antique rugs from Lawrence of La Brea by visiting the website and browse through the inventory section. You can chat with a representative or call. The team will help you find a vintage rug that is right for you. Antique rugs usually require professional cleaning due to their natural materials. Lawrence of La Brea has an excellent reputation for luxurious and exclusive rugs and excellent service.

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