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.
Meticulously crafted. Unique. One-of-a-kind designs. These are just a few words that come to mind describing all of Lawrence of La Brea’s Handmade area rugs.
Handmade area rugs are created from many different areas around the world. Rugs from Persia and India, and of course, Oriental rugs are a few of the most recognizable and most often instantly come to mind when you think of a handmade rug.
All Lawrence of La Brea handmade rugs reflect unparalleled craftsmanship: intricate details and motifs; personal stories of the weaver, the tribe, the region where the rug originated, make each handmade rug special. These rugs aren’t perfect by design…they are designed to tell a story.
Handmade rugs are available in a multitude of fabrics from cotton and chenille, from wool to silk. Every handmade rug is knotted by hand; therefore, the knots and weaving are not perfectly uniform. The quality, time, attention to detail, the vision behind each of the handmade rugs make each one an extraordinary treasure that can be enjoyed for many generations to come!
The mention of wool may no longer surprise you as this material is vastly known for its durability and quality. It has long been the norm that materials sourced from Mother Nature are inevitably some of the finest ones in the world.
Rugs made of wool come at a hefty price only because they last the longest, despite being a soft haven even when barefoot. Even more so if the wool is sourced from highlands where a sheep’s wool is thicker and would be more resistant to dirt, dust, and water.
Natural materials are always the superior quality in comparison to synthetic ones. The material of the base should be wool, silk, or cotton for better quality. Wool rugs should be completely matte in comparison to a shiny silk rug. Natural materials also have an effect of the air quality of the air in the room that it is placed in.