Old & Antique Rugs

Beautiful Rugs includes a selection of old and antique rugs (older than 100 years) that include a large area, antique Kashan, a high quality kurk wool rug (474) with a central rosette medallion that is embedded within a diamond with stylized floral motifs. And this diamond is enclosed within a bright ivory diamond that is enclosed within another diamond with a bright red field. Two pendants that enclose stylized lotuses add another complex element to the central medallion around which very intricate bright red and ivory curvilinear plant and floral designs proliferate on a dark blue field. This rug’s main border area also has six narrower borders with intricate floral patterns. This antique rug is an impressive example of the Shah Abbas rug style with its bright and intense colors used for its stylized palmettes or lotus flowers that are arranged in complex arabesque patterns that include serrated leaves and tendrils.

Shah Abbas (1587-1629) is regarded as the greatest ruler of the Safavid dynasty under whom Persia flourished. Shah Abbas set up government funded rug making workshops and schools that resulted in advancing Persian rug design to a very high level of artistic complexity and sophistication for which they have become world renowned. From this period about 300 Shah Abbas silk antique rugs are known to have survived.

Beautiful Rugs also has an antique (circa 1964) fine Persian Senneh rug available with an allover lattice red, brown and yellow floral design on a navy blue field with a large bright red diamond medallion on in an open blue area that is distinctly visible within a larger diamond highlighted in bright red. Two pedant diamonds that are darker red blend more into the rug lattice. The diamonds are geometric and the florets within them very stylized.

Please see the category of Old & Antique Rugs on the Beautiful Rugs website to find many more examples of fine Persian rugs.

Sale! Classic Antique Rug, Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Terracotta Color Rug, size 10.6x14.8, main image

Classic Antique Rug, Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Terracotta Color Rug

$36,400.00 $18,200.00
Sale! Handmade Antique Persian Bijar Rug, Floral Design Vegetable Dyed Rug, size 3.5x5.7, main image

Handmade Antique Persian Bijar Rug, Floral Design Vegetable Dyed Rug

$2,450.00 $1,225.00
Sale! Handmade Antique Rug, Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Living Room Rug, size 11x15, main image

Handmade Antique Rug, Antique Persian Bakhtiari Rug, Living Room Rug

$41,880.00 $20,940.00
Sale! Handmade Persian Rug, Vegetable Dyed Antique Persian Senneh Rug, size 4.7x6.7, main image

Handmade Persian Rug, Vegetable Dyed Antique Persian Senneh Rug

$8,950.00 $4,475.00
Sale! Handmade Persian Senneh Rug, Vegetable Dyed Traditional Style Rug, size 5x7.1, main image

Handmade Persian Senneh Rug, Vegetable Dyed Traditional Style Rug

$7,900.00 $3,950.00
Sale! Handmade Shiraz Rug, Old Persian Shiraz Rug, Qashqai Design Rug, size 6.10x10.3, main image

Handmade Shiraz Rug, Old Persian Shiraz Rug, Qashqai Design Rug

$7,740.00 $3,870.00
Sale! Handmade Vintage Rug, Antique Persian Kashan Rug, Navy Blue Rug, size 4.7x7, main image

Handmade Vintage Rug, Antique Persian Kashan Rug, Navy Blue Rug

$5,990.00 $2,995.00
Sale! Old Kashan Rug, Handmade Rug, Vintage Persian Kashan Rug, size 4.7x7, main image

Old Kashan Rug, Handmade Rug, Vintage Persian Kashan Rug

$6,755.00 $3,377.50
Sale! Old Persian Isfahan Rug, 10x14 Rug, Rust and Blue Allover Design Rug, size 10x14, main image

Old Persian Isfahan Rug, 10×14 Rug, Rust and Blue Allover Design Rug

$14,800.00 $7,400.00
Sale! Old Rug, Persian Isfahan Rug, Terracotta Color Rug, Allover Design Rug, size 10.3x14.5, main image

Old Rug, Persian Isfahan Rug, Terracotta Color Rug, Allover Design Rug

$16,950.00 $8,475.00
Sale! Old Shiraz Rug, Handmade Persian Shiraz Rug, Tribal Design Wool Rug, size 5.7x8.9, main image

Old Shiraz Rug, Handmade Persian Shiraz Rug, Tribal Design Wool Rug

$2,260.00 $1,130.00
Sale! Oversized Rug, Hand Woven Rug, Antique Persian Kashan Rug, size 10.3x17, main image

Oversized Rug, Hand Woven Rug, Antique Persian Kashan Rug

$39,200.00 $19,600.00
Sale! Persian Dorokhsh Birjand Rug, Old Persian Rug, Allover Design Rug, size 10x13.4, main image

Persian Dorokhsh Birjand Rug, Old Persian Rug, Allover Design Rug

$16,800.00 $8,400.00
Sale! Persian Yazd Rug, Antique Persian Yazd Rug, handmade Traditional Rug, size 10.3x15, main image

Persian Yazd Rug, Antique Persian Yazd Rug, handmade Traditional Rug

$41,800.00 $20,900.00
Sale! Square Rug, Vintage Persian Mashad Rug, Hand knotted Persian Rug, size 6.10x6.7, main image

Square Rug, Vintage Persian Mashad Rug, Hand knotted Persian Rug

$5,480.00 $2,740.00
Sale! Vintage Handmade Persian Semnan Rug, Vegetable Dyed Persian Rug, size 5x6.1, main image

Vintage Handmade Persian Semnan Rug, Vegetable Dyed Persian Rug

$6,980.00 $3,490.00