A modern interpretation of traditional Oriental design, we’re obsessed with our collection of Vintage Persian rugs. Stylish floor coverings that suit the environmentally-conscious era that we live in, these beautiful pieces are created by upcycling vintage rugs. Imbued with a deep sense of history and artistry, each rug tells a story.
Read on to learn about the fascinating process behind creating such unique pieces.
Choosing the Right Rug
The first step is sourcing a rug in dire need of transformation. Semi-antique Persian rugs are sought out for their unique style and history. Favourite designs and types include Kerman, Ravar and Tabriz. Their exact ages are usually unknown.
The Fading Process
Once the perfect rug has been sourced, the fading process finally begins! Great care is taken to carefully cut and stonewash the rug. The pile is typically shaved, resulting in a distressed look. Using pumice stones, the rug is gradually softened and faded. Finally, it is laid out to dry in the sun, which serves to bring out its original pattern.
The Dying Process
Natural plant dyes are used to dye the rug. Typically bright, popular colour choices are red, purple and blue. The traditional dyes are made using old recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, contributing to the artistry involved in making such unique rugs.
Each Vintage Persian rug comes imbued with a deep sense of history and artistry thanks to its antique origins and the complex process in which they are made. Each piece is a work of art in its own right, carrying a sense of the histories and traditions of the country from which it came.
Vintage Persian rugs are ideal choice for traditional, eclectic and bohemian interiors. You can browse our full selection on our website here.