Collectible Rugs

I consider myself a RUGOHOLIC !!!  It is a term i have created and you might not find it in dictionary anytime soon, but it surely defines how my brain reacts as soon as i see a great rug or an interesting textile. I get a rush and a childish smile , that only an addict can get upon injecting his favorite drug.

Woven arts are an integral part of humanity and have been with us from the early ages of transition. The oldest found textile goes back 36000 years in time. These hand made rugs, textiles and fabrics are intertwined in our genes and by simply looking at them , one can immerse and find symbols of our ancient ancestors and signs, that connect all of us to one origin and can bound us beyond geographic and cultural heritage to unite us.

I encourage you to study antique collectible rugs and textiles and perhaps take a liking in this art form and acquire few items and I guarantee you in return you will have a richer life and warmer home to go to.  Come in and it will be my pleasure to show you some treasures from my private collection.

Yours truly, Rugoholic:         Michael Kourosh

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  • Antique Original Beluch Prayer Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Original Beluch Prayer Rug

    This piece of genuine woven carpet art is an Antique Original Beluch Prayer Rug. Beluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. As well as high quality workmanship. This rug comes from a tribal area in Southern Iran bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Baluch people are mainly Persian speaking tribes that inhabit the Eastern regions of Iran, Southern Pakistan and West Afghanistan. The Afghan Baluch rug production comes from two main areas. Chakhansaur district in South West Afghanistan in the Siestan dessert and Badghis province West and North of Herat. Characteristics of Baluch weaving is fineness of stitch and weave. Colors are Indigo blues and soft reds. The wool is from the Baluchi and Ghilzai sheep that gives the Afghan Baluch its lustrous sheen.

    3’3″ x 5’4″

    #30315
  • Classical Silk Collectible Caucasian Kayran in Great Condition. A piece of genuine, woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Classical Silk Collectible Kayseri in Great Condition

    This piece of genuine woven carpet art is a Classical Silk Collectible Caucasian Kayseri in Great Condition. Turkish Kayseri Rugs can be identified by their dense weaving. The field is often in bright red and surrounded by golden yellow spandrels and borders. Prayer, medallian and graveyard designs are commonly used. Kayseri rugs are produced mainly for export and sometimes imitate other designs from other regions.

    3’9″ x 6’7″

    #30279
  • Rare Antique Turkish Tribal Makri Rug. A piece of genuine, woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare Antique Turkish Tribal Makri Rug

    This piece of genuine woven carpet art is a Rare Antique Tribal Makri Rug. Makri Rugs are made in or around the coastal village of Fethiye. This village is in Southewestern Turkey. Makri rugs are comparably small rugs. They have simple, bold designs with strong vibrant colors. They feature one, two or three vertical panels in the design.

    4’5″ x 5’10”

    #30277
  • Antique Turkish Kula Rug Circa 1880. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center and Rugs and More.

    Antique Turkish Kula Rug Circa 1880

    This piece of genuine woven carpet art is an Antique Turkish Kula Rug Circa 1880. It features rust colors, a beautiful indigo border, and a mihrab niche design. Kula is the capital town of the Manisa Province in Western Turkey. Nearby Usak and Bergama, it is one of the important rug weaving centers in Anatolia. Common rugs from the area include prayer rugs with a mihrab niche design. Another style of Kula rugs are “graveyard rugs” or “mazarlik” which use gloomy, beautiful color schemes.

    4′ x 5’9″

    #30274
  • Antique Rare Eastern Kurdish Anatolian Yuruk Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Rare Eastern Kurdish Anatolian Yuruk Rug

    Antique Turkish Yuruk Rare Prayer Rug

    2’7″ x 4’4″

    Yuruk means “to walk”, hence the nomadic tribe of the Yuruks who created this beautiful prayer rug. These woven art pieces were made by these nomadic people in parts of Anatolia. These rugs show a wide range of rich, unique color shades. The wool is glossy, as found in other carpets created by nomads. This small but rare prayer rug presents beautiful, rich jewel tones. This is a genuine hand woven piece of carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    #30272
  • Antique Turkish Bergama Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center and Rugs and More.

    Antique Turkish Bergama Rug

    Bergama rugs are made in the historic town of Bergama in northwest Turkey. The style of these rugs is neither Greek nor Turkish but rather resembles Kazaks and Gendje rugs of the Caucasus. The fine wool-on-wool Turkish rugs woven in Bergama used only the finest quality fleece. Bergama carpets often identified by their distinctive red wefts. Their styles include compartmental medallions. The local carpet-weaving tradition in Bergama began before the 1300’s and continued through the 20th century.

    4′ x 5’4″

    #30271
  • Antique Original Baluch with 3 Medallions and Unique Knotted Ends. An Afghan piece of original genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Original Baluch with 3 Medallions and Unique Knotted Ends

    Beluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. As well as high quality workmanship. The Baluch people are mainly Persian speaking tribes that inhabit the Eastern regions of Iran, Southern Pakistan and West Afghanistan. The Afghan Baluch rug production comes from two main areas. Chakhansaur district in South West Afghanistan in the Siestan dessert and Badghis province West and North of Herat. Characteristics of Baluch weaving is fineness of stitch and weave. Colors are Indigo blues and soft reds. The wool is from the Baluchi and Ghilzai sheep that gives the Afghan Baluch its lustrous sheen.

    3′ x 5’11”

    #30265
  • Rarest Antique Maraseli Shirvan Caucasian Prayer Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rarest Antique Maraseli Shirvan Caucasian Prayer Rug

    The administrative district of Shirvan produced many highly decorative antique rugs. Shirvan rugs have a formality along with stylistic complexity that is found in few rugs from the Caucasus. Shirvan rugs are often the most sought after antique rugs from the Caucasus. These rugs tend to be distinguished by a larger, more supple weave. Shirvan is a historic region in the Eastern Caucasus, which is now part of modern day Azerbaijan. This is a beautiful piece of genuine, woven carpet art sold by the Rugs and More at Santa Barbara Design Center in Santa Barbara, California.

    3’3″ x 5’2″

    #30264
  • Rare Turkish Oushak Meditation Piece Circa 1800s. A very rare beautiful rug. Genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare Turkish Oushak Meditation Piece Circa 1800s

    Oushak rugs are some of the finest rugs in the world. Made with silky, glowing wool and shades of cinnamons, terracotta tints, gold, blues, greens, ivory, saffron and grays. The name comes from the ancient Anatolian city of Usak, Turkey which was an epicenter for rug creation in the early days of the Ottoman Empire onward. They are notable for the grand, monumental scale of the designs, often a subdued palette in soft apricot and golden saffron tones whose pleasing qualities are enhanced by their particularly soft and lustrous wool. Made with the finest hand knotted and natural dyed fibers.

    4’8″ x 6’6″

    #30263
  • Antique Persian Qashqai Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Persian Qashqai Rug

    Antique Qashqai rug are beautiful and intricate tribal pile rugs. They get their name from Persian nomadic tribes that have lived in what is now southwest Iran for centuries. They often feature geometric patterns and highly developed floral designs. The Qashqai rug colors often feature red, saffron yellow and navy. A distinguishable mark of Qashqai antique rugs is the use of flat weave.

    4’4″ x 5’11”

    #30262
  • Antique Turkish Yuruk Rare Prayer Rug. A genuine authentic piece of woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Turkish Yuruk Rare Prayer Rug

    Yuruk means “to walk”, hence the nomadic tribe of the Yuruks who traveled Turkey. These woven art pieces were made by these nomadic people in parts of Anatolia. These rugs show a wide range of rich, unique color shades. The wool is glossy, as found in other carpets created by nomads. This small but rare prayer rug presents beautiful, rich jewel tones.

    2’7″ x 4’4″

    #30245
  • Rare Absolutely Unique Caucasian Shirvan Prayer Rug. A piece of genuine authentic woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Rare Absolutely Unique Caucasian Shirvan Prayer Rug

    An absolutely unique, rare and beautiful piece of woven carpet art. The rarest Caucasian prayer rug. Asymmetrical motifs give this rug character unlike it’s counterparts. This rug is meant for a use: meditating. Features both Christian and Islamic writing and calendar.

    The administrative district of Shirvan produced many highly decorative antique rugs. Shirvan rugs have a formality along with stylistic complexity that is found in few rugs from the Caucasus. Shirvan rugs are often the most sought after antique rugs from the Caucasus. These rugs tend to be distinguished by a larger, more supple weave.

    5′ x 5’9″

    #30251
  • Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880. A piece of genuine authentic woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Beautiful Antique Persian Afshar Rug Circa 1880

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. Afshar is a handwoven rug style produced by the Turkic Afshar tribe. A semi-nomadic group principally located in the mountainous areas surrounding the modern region of Iranian Azerbaijan.

    5′ x 6′

    #30250
  • Antique Original Afghani Baluch Multicolor Diamonds A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Original Afghani Baluch Multicolor Diamonds

    Beluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. As well as high quality workmanship. The Baluch people are mainly Persian speaking tribes that inhabit the Eastern regions of Iran, Southern Pakistan and West Afghanistan.The Afghan Baluch rug production comes from two main areas, Chakhansaur district in South West Afghanistan in the Siestan dessert and Badghis province West and North of Herat. Characteristics of Baluch weaving is finess of stitch and weave and general use of sombre harmonious colourings of Indigo blues and soft reds.The wool is from the Baluchi and Ghilzai sheep that gives the Afghan Baluch its lustrous sheen.

    3’1″ x 4’8

    #30249
  • Very Rare Antique Selendi Bird Turkish Oushak. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Very Rare Antique Selendi Bird Theme Turkish Oushak

    Very Rare Antique Selendi Bird Theme Turkish Oushak

    Oushak rugs are some of the finest rugs in the world. Made with silky, glowing wool and shades of cinnamons, terracotta tints, gold, blues, greens, ivory, saffron and grays. The name comes from the ancient Anatolian city of Usak, Turkey which was an epicenter for rug creation in the early days of the Ottoman Empire onward. Selendi is the town where this beautiful antique piece was handwoven. Made with the finest hand knotted and natural dyed fibers.

    4’3″ x 6’9″

    #30248
  • Antique Camelhair Persian Beluch Circa 1900s. A piece of genuine and authentic woven carpet art from Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Camelhair Persian Beluch Circa 1900s

    Antique Camelhair Persian Beluch Circa 1900s. A piece of genuine and authentic woven carpet art from Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More. This rug features decorative kelims on the shorter sides made of camelhair to protect the carpet from wear. Beluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. As well as high quality workmanship. This rug comes from a tribal area in Southern Iran bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    3’2″ x 4’8″

    #30247
  • Antique Persian Khamseh Chicken Rug. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Persian Khamseh Chicken Rug

    Khamseh rugs are greatly admired by rug experts for having fine craftsmanship and lustrous wool. Khamseh refers to a nomadic tribal group from Southwestern Iran. Similar to Qashqai, these rugs feature intricate geometric motifs as well as saturated color. Khamseh rugs use a wide variety of motifs, this one in particular featuring chickens.

    4’6″ x 6’3″

    #30244
  • Antique Persian Qashqai featuring Tribal Flowers. A piece of genuine handwoven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Persian Qashqai featuring Tribal Flowers

    Antique Qashqai rug are beautiful and intricate tribal pile rugs. They get their name from Persian nomadic tribes that have lived in what is now southwest Iran for centuries. They often feature geometric patterns and highly developed floral designs. The Qashqai rug colors often feature red, saffron yellow and navy. A distinguishable mark of Qashqai antique rugs is the use of flat weave.

    4’6″ x 6’9″

    #30243
  • Antique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    Antique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    ntique Handwoven Persian Afshar Botteh Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. Afshar is a handwoven rug style produced by the Turkic Afshar tribe. A semi-nomadic group principally located in the mountainous areas surrounding the modern region of Iranian Azerbaijan.

    4’4″ x 5′

    #30242
  • Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug. A piece of genuine handwoven carpet art. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug

    Rare Antique Persian Afshar Rug

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    3’5″ x 3’8″

    #30240
  • Antique Transylvanian 17th Century Turkish Prayer Rug. A fine piece of genuine woven carpet art sold at the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Transylvanian 17th Century Turkish Prayer Rug

    Antique Transylvanian 17th Century Turkish Prayer Rug. The name “Transylvanian Rug” refers to Anatolian carpets of Ottoman Turkish heritage. Many of these rugs have been well preserved in Transylvanian Evangelical churches. Anatolian carpets were considered as objects of high value and prestige. Transylvanian rugs with a prayer rug design are characterized by a single red niche, white spandrels with a waving curvilinear floral stem bearing various kinds of flowers and flowerbuds, and ochre yellow borders with curvilinear patterns. This rug is a fine piece of genuine woven carpet art sold at the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    3’10” x 5’4″

    #30239
  • Finest Rare Museum Quality Caucasian Kazak Rug From the Early 19th Century. Genuine Woven Carpet Art. Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Finest Rare Museum Quality Caucasian Kazak Rug

    This piece is the finest of its kind, in museum standard quality. From the Early 19th Century. The antique Kazak rugs, with their beautiful vegetable dyes and tribal patterns, are among the most prized and exciting Caucasian rugs. Kazak rugs may have allover patterns, they are best known for their monumental and graphic medallion compositions.

    3’2″ x 4′

    #30233
  • An antique and original burial Baluch dated rug. Dated on all four corners. Used as a casket covering. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Original Burial Baluch Dated Rug

    An antique and original burial Baluch dated rug. Dated on all four corners. Used as a casket covering. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center. Finest Tribal Baluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. Baluch rugs are made by the Baluch people in the South Western part of Afghanistan. Mushwani refers to a tribe of rug makers in Western Afghanistan.  This rug is a piece of genuine and authentic carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center. Rugs and More.

    2’10” x 5′

    #36217
  • An antique, original Persian Baluch rug. A piece of genuine and authentic carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center. Rugs and More.

    Antique Original Persian Baluch Meditation Rug

    An antique, original Persian Baluch rug. Finest Tribal Baluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. Baluch rugs are made by the Baluch people in the South Western part of Afghanistan. Mushwani refers to a tribe of rug makers in Western Afghanistan.  This rug is a piece of genuine and authentic carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center. Rugs and More.

    3’3″ x  5’4″

    #30234
  • The finest antique finest silk rug in the world. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center.

    The Finest Silk Rug in the World

    The Finest Silk Rug in the World. Finest craftsmanship combined with the 1001 Flowers Field creates the Garden of Paradise Design. An antique finest silk rug featuring the garden of paradise with 1001 flowers. A piece of genuine woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center.

    4′ x 6’5″

    #30232
  • An antique Persian Afshar rug featuring a diamond pattern. A piece of genuine original woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Persian Afshar Rug Featuring Diamond Pattern

    Antique Persian Afshar rugs are similar to antique Caucasian rugs in their rug colors and styles. Using geometric patterns, medallions with diamond patterns and pomegranate vases. Antique Afshar rug Common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna.

    4′ x 5’4″

    #36233
  • An antique original Mushwani Baluch rug handwoven in Afghanistan. A piece of genuine, authentic woven carpet art. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center.

    Antique Original Mushwani Baluch Rug

    An antique original Mushwani Baluch rug handwoven in Afghanistan.

    Finest Tribal Baluch rugs can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. Baluch rugs are made by the Baluch people in the South Western part of Afghanistan. Mushwani refers to a tribe of rug makers in Western Afghanistan. This rug is piece of genuine, authentic woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center.

    3’4″ x 6″

    #30230
  • The finest antique Gendje rug. A piece of genuine Caucasian woven carpet art. Sold at Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Finest Antique Gendje Rug

    Gendje Rug. Gendje is a town centrally located in the midst of the traditional rug-weaving area of the Caucasus Mountains.  Situated on the main road connecting Baku and Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, the name Gendje also refers to the mountainous area surrounding the town. This rug is a piece of genuine woven carpet art.

    3’10” x 8′

    #30229
  • Antique Persian Beluch - Rugs & More

    Antique Persian Beluch

    Finest Tribal Antique Persian Beluch can be primarily recognized by their exceptional wool quality and color combination. This rug comes from a tribal area in Southern Iran bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan

    3 x 5″1′

    #30228
  • Antique Turkish Prayer Rug. A piece of genuine, authentic woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Turkish Prayer Rug

    #30227

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