If you think of antiques as being outdated, obsolete, passe…you have come to the wrong place. Here at Lawrence of La Brea, the word antique evokes so much more than that. These rugs are unique. They are rare. They are timeless. Literally.
Handmade to withstand the test of time, each one of these rugs are sustainable pieces of art and are beautiful examples of craftsmanship at its finest. To be considered an antique, ideally, it should be more than 50 years old. Antique rugs age gracefully which naturally sets them apart from synthetic rugs that were drenched in acid to create an antique façade.
Each one of these rugs comes with its own story. Each one will help you create the visual inspiration you are looking for; creating a dramatic backdrop for you to tell your own story. Many of these antique rugs are Nomadic Tribal pieces, recognizable by their more geometric motifs as opposed to the floral and curved motifs of others.
Every one of these Lawrence of La Brea Antique rugs are decorative, have character, and will help to create the perfect ambiance or conversation piece. Or both.
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.