Explore the Fascinating World of Antique and Vintage Rugs with Esmaili
Vintage and contemporary hand-woven rugs offer colorful, detailed glimpses into many facets of world history. Part of the enduring appeal of vintage rugs as genuine works of art is the fact that no two rugs are the same. Ever since Scheherazade related the magical tale of Aladdin and his flying carpet, people have been drawn to the colors, textures, stylized images and geometrically inspired shapes decorating antique rugs. Originally perfected by nomadic tribes wandering the desert lands of Mongolia and Turkey, the art of rug making has survived throughout tumultuous centuries marked by wars, political upheavals and changing dynasties. Handmade rugs from Asia, the Middle East and North America have even inspired painters, composers and writers to create their own artistic pieces, contributing to a common thread of creativity, genius and insight that connects all global cultures and ethnicities.