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    handmade Khamseh confederacy rug

    This is an exceptional antique Persian handmade Khamseh confederacy rug, possibly made by the Ainalu Arab Nomads, Fars Province, South West Persia, an early quarter of the 20th century, 200cm x 150cm (6’6”x4’9). It is a superb example of a formal Khamseh rug with lustrous wool, good colour and soft handle. A weaving of almost identical design to this piece is illustrated in Opie, James, tribal rugs of South Persia, pp.86 & 87 https://www.rugbooks.com/details.php?record=BOOKS007571I. This fabulous Khamseh has an ivory field with a large indigo central medallion but does not have the chequered ends of the published rug. Finely knotted with symmetric knots on a woo...

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    Silk Hereke rug in tree of life design

    Silk rugs are generally distinguished by their elegance and sophistication. Among these beautiful pieces, Turkish silk Hereke rugs, even though are relatively new productions, have captured attention of carpet lovers throughout world. This decorative Turkish silk prayer rug is one of the prime examples of these lovely pieces. Measuring 100 x 65cm (3'3"x2') and made around the third quarter of the 20th century, it has a nice central vase design decorated with detailed foliage, geometrical motifs in charming green, white and light pink main colours....

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    antique Persian Qashqai Kilim

    The fascinating fact about the tribe groups who have been involved with making flat weave rugs is that almost all of them have particular tastes when it comes to making Kilims for their own personal usage. For example, Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes use very vibrant colours in rather busy design and patterns, which could be used for both a floor wearing or a tablecloth. Today Kilims with their designs and colours have become very much part of the household decor. The main reason is that they give a fantastic look wherever they lie on the floor or hang on the wall. This very decorative antique handmade Persian flat weave wool Qashqai rug measuring 220 x 170cm (7'5"x5&...

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    Rare antique handmade Bijar rug

    Imperial Rugs website presents this fantastic and rare central medallion antique Bijar rug belonging to the late 19th century. It measures 200x160cm (7.2’x5.2’), and has beautiful diamond shaped central medallion decorated with detailed floral motifs and attached from each end with anchored shaped objects all surrounded with an eye-catching floral field. The amazing pastel colours of reds, blues and whites bring about the antique carpet at its best. It has been professionally cleaned and washed and end secured and remarkably in good condition. ...

Antique Tribal Rugs & Vintage Persian Rugs For Sale

Welcome to Imperial rugs, where you can find a great selection of decorative rugs, runners and kilims. Our range consists of vintage Persian rugs, antique tribal rugs and a vast range of decorative Persian and oriental rugs sourced from various parts of the world. Be inspired by our great collection of antique tribal rugs and persian rugs for sale. Whatever size or style of room you are looking to decorate, we can help you find the perfect rug, carpet or kilim.


With over 35 years of trade experience we know all about handmade and antique carpets and can guide you on not only how to choose the right carpet but which carpet will fit in with your style. So whether you know your Kilims from your Jajims and your vintage Persian rugs from your Turkish rugs, or are a complete amateur, we can help.


Browse our online selection of antique tribal rugs and oriental rugs which include Chinese rugs, Turkish carpets and Indian Agra carpets. We have vintage Persian rugs for sale including handmade Persian wool carpets and silk. We have so many beautiful and unique carpets on our website, and please don't hesitate to ask if you can't find what you are looking for.


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