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.

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 Caucasian Shirvan Botteh Motif

    Shirvan rugs are often the most sought after antique rugs from the Caucasus. Shirvans, like this Antique Shirvan Rug also leaned more to medallion designs and tend to be distinguished by a larger, more supple weave.

    3’6″ x 4’10”

    #31307
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  • Antique Finest 1700s Persian Pashmina Kashmiri Shawl. Antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara California

    Antique Finest 1700s Pashmina Kashmiri Shawl

    Pashmina shawls are of the highest quality made from the pashmina goat from Kashmir, India. Its fleece has been used for thousands of years to make the highest quality of shawls called pashminas.

    6’1″ x 6’1″

    #31305
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  • Amazing Caucasian Shirvan Baku Rug. An antique piece of woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Amazing Caucasian Shirvan Baku Rug

    Shirvan rugs have a formality along with stylistic complexity that is found in few rugs from the Caucasus. Baku Caucasian rugs from Azerbaijan are known for their luscious softness of hand dyed natural wool. As well, beautiful intense colors make the geometric patterns on this Antique Caucasian Shirvan Baku Rug pop.

    3’3″ x 6’8″

    #31294
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  • Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface

    Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Botteh Afshar Bagface and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’7″ x 2′

    #31295
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  • Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight

    This hand dyed woven antique Persian Afshar bag features a mythical fight between a dragon and a phoenix resulting in the creation of rain. A beautiful antique piece of woven carpet art. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Afshar Featuring Dragon and Phoenix Fight and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’3″ x 1’10”

    #31292
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  • Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880

    Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Afshar Botteh Bagface circa 1880 and was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    1’1″ x 1’7″

    #31290
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  • Antique Uzbek Turkestan Wool and Silk Suzani. A piece of wool and silk woven art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara CA.

    Antique Uzbek Turkestan Wool and Silk Suzani

    This is an Antique Uzbek Turkestan Wool and Silk Suzani woven in Uzbekistan in the. These finely embroidered Suzani textiles are usually decorated with floral and botteh motifs. This brightly colored small piece would go well in a range of rooms.

    2′ x 2′

    #31288
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  • Antique Kashmiri Wool and Silk Pashmina circa 1700s. A piece of woven wool and silk art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara.

    Antique Kashmiri Wool and Silk Pashmina circa 1700s

    Pashmina shawls are of the highest quality made from the pashmina goat from Kashmir, India. Its fleece has been used for thousands of years to make the highest quality of shawls called pashminas. Cashmere or Kashmir shawls were of a very soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat. The Kashmir shawl, is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Kashmir’s artistic heritage. It represents the culmination of the ingenuity and talent of a variety of craftsmen, all coming together to create an unparalleled piece of woven fabric and embroidered art. There is no better testament to the prestige associated with the Kashmir shawl than the fact that it was a prized adornment of the Kings and Emperors of India. This Antique Finest 1700s Persian Pashmina Kashmiri Shawl is a beautiful piece in stellar condition for its age.

    6’2″ x 6’2″

    #31287
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  • Large Antique Navajo Rug circa 1890-1900 featuring two grey hills. Sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Large Antique Navajo Rug circa 1890-1900

    Large Antique Navajo Rug circa 1890-1900 featuring two grey hills in a large format and with an unusual pattern. Handmade in all natural dyes with a very fine weave. Navajos are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade items for over 150 years. Navajo textiles were originally utilitarian blankets for use as cloaks, dresses, saddle blankets, and similar purposes. Hand-spun wool from sheep animals was the main source of yarn for Navajo blankets until the 1860s.

    6’4″ x 8’4″

    #31243
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  • A William Morris 'Hammersmith' Carpet, hand knotted for Morris & Co, designed by John Henry Dearle circa 1890-95. Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More.

    William Morris ‘Hammersmith’ Carpet, hand knotted for Morris & Co, designed by John Henry Dearle circa 1890-95

    5’7″ x 9’5″

    We would like to thank the William Morris specialist Linda Perry from The Victoria and Albert Museum, London for identifying the authenticity of this masterwork as one of few surviving carpets woven in the William Morris workshop and designed by John Henry Dearle.

    “This directional design William Morris Hammersmith rug  with overlying formalized clusters of stylized flowers and leaves including blooming lotus flowers, olive green palm trees, heart shaped stems filled with blue-green leafs and red flowers, various shades of beige, blue, green, cream and russet, on a deep blue ground, the border with olive green and beige palms connected with lotus flower vines, in beige, green and gold, on a russet ground, narrow alternating brown and cream narrow border and a blue outer edge

     

    #31242
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  • Antique Panderma Rugs & More

    Antique Panderma

    Antique Panderma, any of several types of floor coverings handwoven at Panderma (now Bandırma), a town in Turkey on the southern shore of the Sea of Marmora,

    4’8″ x 6’8″

    #30872Read more
  • Antique Persian Khamseh Circa 1880. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Persian Khamseh Circa 1880

    Antique Persian Khamseh Circa 1880 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 antique rugs feature intricate geometric motifs as well as saturated color.

    1’10” x 2′

    #30845Read more
  • Antique Tibetan Chair Cover. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Tibetan Chair Cover

    This Antique Tibetan Chair Cover is from the top of the world. Woven with some Chinese influences. Authentic hand made, hand spun natural wool.

    2′ x 2′

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  • Antique Wool Peking Horse Cover. A piece of genuine antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California

    Antique Wool Peking Horse Cover

    Antique Peking carpets represent a newer antique production that began in China immediately following World War I. Carpet manufacturing moved from Ningxia and other interior centers to the capital, Beijing. This Antique Wool Peking Horse Cover was made for horse saddles.

    2′ x 4’6″

    #36593SYSRead more
  • Fine Turkish Anatolia Rug from Late 18th Century. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in California.

    Fine Turkish Anatolia Rug from Late 18th Century

    Fine Turkish Anatolia Rug from Late 18th Century features symbolism of the Goddess of Anatolia. Kelim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave.

    3’2″ x 4’9″

    #30838Read more
  • Anatolia Goddess Turkish Kelim ca Late 1700s. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in California.

    Anatolia Goddess Turkish Kelim ca Late 1700s

    This Anatolia Goddess Turkish Kelim ca Late 1700s is half of the original Turkish tribal carpet. Featuring symbolism of the Goddess of Anatolia. Kelim designs are made by interweaving the variously colored wefts and warps, thus creating what is known as a flatweave.

    2’6″ x 9’6″

    #30837
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  • Antique Fine Shirvan Rug. A piece of genuine antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Fine Shirvan Rug

    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. Shirvans, like this Antique Shirvan Rug also leaned more to medallion designs and tend to be distinguished by a larger, more supple weave.

    3’7″ x 10’2″

    #30836
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  • Antique Shirvan Rug. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Shirvan Rug

    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. Shirvans, like this Antique Shirvan Rug also leaned more to medallion designs and tend to be distinguished by a larger, more supple weave.

    2’9″ x 3’6″

    #30795
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  • Early Caucasian Kazak Rug. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Early Caucasian Kazak Rug

    In the Old World, Kazak was an important trade city that was the center of a series of valleys that extended from modern Georgia and Armenia into Azerbaijan. This Early Caucasian Kazak Rug follows the mold of Kazaks, with their beautiful vegetable dyes and tribal patterns.

    3’5″ x 4’3″

    #30794
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  • Persian Bakhtiari Camel Bag. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Persian Bakhtiari Camel Bag

    Antique Persian Bakhtiari rugs are among the more intriguing and distinct styles of antique Persian rugs. These rugs boast a fascinating historical heritage and expressing a unique aesthetic ideal. This Persian Bakhtiari Camel Bag was made for camels to transport goods for the southwestern Iranian nomads.

    1’8″ x 1’11”

    #30793
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  • Fine Caucasian Soumak Kelim Chanteh Bag. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California

    Fine Caucasian Soumak Kelim Chanteh Bag

    This Fine Caucasian Soumak Kelim Kuba Chanteh Bag is the finest of its kind. These construction techniques produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Antique Soumak rugs are generally very finely woven and feature richly detailed motifs. This tiny piece was meant to be a woman’s purse.

    1’1″ x 1’1″

    #30792
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  • Antique Qashqai Chanteh Women's Bag. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Qashqai Chanteh Women’s Bag

    Antique Qashqai rug like this Antique Qashqai Chanteh Women’s Bag 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. This piece of antique woven carpet art is called a Chanteh, and is used as a woman’s purse.

    1’1″ x 1’1″

    #30791
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  • Antique Shahsavan Salt Bag. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Shahsavan Salt Bag

    The Shahsavan nomadic tribe created some unique and distinguished Persian rugs due to their resettlement in Persia from Central Asia. This particular piece was used as a vessel to hold salt, an important and highly valued resource at the time.

    1’4″ x 1’10”

    #36604
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  • Antique Soumakh Herati Rug. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold at Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Soumak Herati Rug

    Antique Soumakh Herati Rug, also spelled Sumak. This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Antique Soumak rugs are generally very finely woven and feature richly detailed motifs. Traditionally, these spectacular flat-weave carpets become decorated with ancient symbols, tiny birds and geometric animals.

    1’9″ x 1’11”

    #36580
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  • Antique Small Swedish Kelim Rug. A piece of antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs in More in Santa Barbara, California.

    Antique Small Swedish Kelim Rug

    This lovely piece of Scandinavian folk art weaving of the twentieth century is a kilim, or a flat weave wool rug. This tiny rug has a vibrant and varied palette of sage green, rust brown, dark brown, stormy grey and a touch of bright salmon.

    1’6″ x 1’8″

    #36594
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  • Rare Antique Yastik Woven with Metal Thread. A piece of genuine authentic woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Rare Antique Yastik Woven with Metal Thread

    Yastik rugs are the most desirable of small Turkish rugs. Yastiks were used as pillowcovers originally, but few have retained the original backing. Yastik’s patterns are minature adaptations of Anatolian patterns, making rug connoisseurs eager to snatch them up.

    1’6″ x 2’2″

    #36570P821274
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  • Antique Persian Malayar Vase of Flowers Bagface. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Persian Malayar Vase of Flowers Bagface

    Antique rugs from the mountainous Malayer region embody an angular northwestern style that is best defined by its diversity in style and color. The colors and patterns of this Antique Persian Malayers are rich and varied. This Antique Persian Malayar Vase of Flowers Bagface features a vase of flowers in the field.

    1’5″ x 1’8″

    #30790
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  • Rare Antique Shahsavan Bag Face

    Rare Antique Shahsavan Bag Face

    Shahsavan rugs are sometimes distinguished by certain shades of lavender, pinks, and light blues; colors rarely used in other Persian tribal works. The Shahsavan tribes were resettled in the Northwest of Iran from Central Asia by the Persian kings of the seventeenth century. This important historical development helps to explain the close ties between the Shahsavan style and similar styles developed by the Turkomans and other Central Asian tribes, as you can see from this Rare Antique Shahsavan Bag Face.

    1’7″ x 1’8″

    #30789Read more
  • Antique Kurdish West Persian Bagface with Peacocks. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Kurdish West Persian Bagface with Peacocks

    Saddle bags like this Antique Kurdish West Persian Bagface with Peacocks are made for horses, donkeys and camels from Asia Minor, Central Asia, North Africa, the Caucasian Mountains and the Western Hemisphere. The beauty of Kurdish designs are enriched by luscious blues, greens, saffrons as well as terracotta and burnt orange shades.

    1’8″ x 1’10”

    #36565CN441
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  • Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More

    Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition

     Using geometric patterns and medallions with diamond patterns. Antique Afshar rug common colors include crimson, saffron gold, ivory, burnt orange and sienna. This piece of woven carpet art is an Antique Afshar Bag Circa 1880 Perfect Condition was made for horses, donkeys and camels.

    2’2″ x 2’6″

    #36569CN777
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