The fundamentals of weaving antique rugs have not changed for centuries. Many of the earliest known techniques and materials are still in use in the major rug producing regions of the world such as Turkey, China, Persia, India, Morocco, and Europe. Antique rugs can vary in color, size, design, and material. Antique decorative rugs come in a myriad of colors.
While a precious, finely woven carpet may be classified as oriental or Persian on the basis of its design, only rugs that are at least 80 years old or more can be considered or classified as being antique. The younger ones, from 30 to 50 years old, are called vintage. An antique weave rug is not per say an antique or vintage rug but uses the fundamentals of antique weaving in its creation.
There are a wide variety of different weaving techniques, all of which result in different weaving textures. Commonly known are antique Persian carpets or Oriental rugs, but these broad terms include a great many styles and techniques.
Cleaning for antique weave rugs depends upon the material used and type of pile and weave. Most antique rugs can be lightly vacuumed without using the beater brush. However, consulting a professional rug cleaner like ServiceMaster is always good advice on the cleaning of antique weave rugs.