Antique Chinese Rugs

Antique and semi-antique Chinese rugs ranging from the very late 1890’s through 1920’s, 30’s and early 40’s.  Rugs in the gallery below are a representation of small area rug sizes available in 2′ x 3′, 2′ x 4′, 2′ x 5′, 3′ x 5′ & 3′ x 6′.

Historical Chinese Influence: One of the most notable eras in carpet making is the Safavid dynasty reigning 1501 – 1722 AD.

As one of the most renown periods in carpet weaving, many are surprised to discover Chinese teaching and influence had a monumental affect before and during this historical period, including Persian rug weaving for centuries to come.

Prior to and into the early Safavid dynasty, artisans from China were brought to Persia in efforts to further the understanding of rug making.  Use of curvilinear motif excelled during this time, which historians suggest are largely attributed to Chinese teachings, as well as inclusion & adaptation of motifs from ancient Chinese culture.  The Safavid period in turn rendered among the most magnificent masterpieces of Oriental rugs known to humankind.  Examples of Chinese influence in Safavid rugs may clearly be seen in milestone pieces such as the historic Twin Ardabil carpets.  Ancient cloud band motifs represented within these and other adaptations from Chinese influence may be found in fine carpets from the Safavid period.

Antique Chinese Rugs: Considering the authenticity and historical aspect of these small antique rugs above is quite a exciting.  In conjunction with China’s deeply rooted history and influence in rug weaving, another aspect to consider is the time in which these rugs were woven.  Many of the antique Chinese rugs in the gallery above were woven pre-Nichols art deco carpet production and export.

One could suggest the antique Chinese rugs above are the original predecessors and catalyst behind and during, art deco movement.  These Antique Chinese rugs are also noteworthy as they are conceivably the first ever genre of rug to be attributed to an international design movement. These pieces are original and genuine examples from a historic era which spread throughout the world.  The design movement assimilated many historical motifs and symbols from Buddhist and Taoist religions, and the Chinese influence on Safavid weaving.

Antique Chinese rugs continue to gain appreciation and collector appeal as they cater to two main communities: rug enthusiasts and deco collectors.  Smaller sizes are very special, as they are often not easy to find in acceptable collectible condition.  Small antique Chinese rugs are also easily mounted for use as a wall display providing excellent and unique decorative value. Designs are simplistic, expressive, charming and in many cases, powerful.

Beautiful gifts for Graduation, Weddings, Father's Day

June is the month of celebrations. Why not give a gift that’s a work of art!

Dilmaghani has beautiful small pieces and special rug pieces ideal for Graduation, Weddings, Father’s Day – any occasion!

Give a gift that lasts a life time – a lovely Oriental rug, rug carry-all, Tree of Life silk or wool rug for hanging and many other pieces for celebrants of all ages.

Find a wide choices at Dilmaghani’s Warehouse/Outlet in Brewster and at Dilmaghani’s Scarsdale Showroom now and thruout the year!

Also, shop our online Home Decor collection.

3x5 Vintage Hand-Knotted Oriental Rug
3×5 Vintage Hand-Knotted Oriental Rug made in Romania

Vintage Turkman Handmade Carpet Bag Purse
Vintage Turkman Handmade Carpet Bag Purse

x2 Kashmir Tree of Life Hand-Knotted Silk Rug
2×2 Kashmir Tree of Life Hand-Knotted Silk Rug

3x5 Peking Vase Design Hand-Knotted Rug Wall-Hanging
3×5 Peking Vase Design Hand-Knotted Rug Wall-Hanging

12x12 Peking Wool Rug Mat - Vase Design
12×12 Peking Wool Rug Mat – Vase Design

6x6  Chinese All-Silk Rug Mat - Wheel of Law
6×6 Chinese All-Silk Rug Mat – Wheel of Law

Oriental Rug Spring Clearance

Spring Inventory
CLEARANCE!

Massive price markdowns on already low prices!

Includes most of our huge closeout/overstock inventory
at Dilmaghani’s Brewster, NY Flying Carpet Warehouse/Outlet.

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6×9 Covered Field Caucasian Design in Red / Ivory made in India
Sale Price $499 – Original Price $3,377

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6×9 Panel Garden Design with Repeating Covered Field in Red / Gold made in India
Sale Price $499 – Original Price $3,922

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6×9 Diagonal Panel Design with Repeating Covered Field in Multi-Color made in Tibet
Sale Price $799 – Original Price $5,884

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6×9 Medallion / Covered Field Kashan Design in Ivory / Light Blue made in India
Sale Price $499 – Original Price $7,560

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8×10 Medallion / Covered Field Heriz Design in Copper made in India
Sale Price $799 – Original Price $3,634

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8×10 Old Sultanabad Covered Field Design in Black / Beige made in India
Sale Price $999 – Original Price $4,235

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8×10 Geometric Antique Heriz Design in Light Rust / Dark Blue made in India
Sale Price $1,099 – Original Price $5,794

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9×12 All-Over Covered Field Kashan Design in Dark Blue / Rust made in India
Sale Price $2,999 – Original Price $3,499

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9×12 Medallion / Covered Field Crown Kashmir in Ivory / Light Blue made in India
Sale Price $1,599 – Original Price $3,999

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9×12 Bokhara Design with Repeating Gul Covered Field in Rust made in Pakistan
Sale Price $1,599 – Original Price $7,548