Antique Washed Rugs
Antique-washed rugs are vintage rugs with an additionally neutral palette, which is usually achieved by different methods to create a warm, beautiful look. If you prefer vintage rugs but with a warm tone, our antique-washed rugs are the best option for you.
Traditionally, beautiful rugs were cared for by using a tea wash to fade the original bright and vibrant colors to create warm, mellow hues. But most techniques involve using bleach and dyes to tone down a color. Yet, the result is the same, giving even new rugs an aged, original appearance that will bring warmth and character to the home.
Why are Antique Washed Rugs Special?
Antique-washed rugs are ideal for adding subtlety to your interior design, enabling you to create a sensation of calm in your heavy-traffic spaces. If you need a shabby chic or a bohemian design, only the gentle hues of a washed rug suit your theme perfectly. We can tone them down for you to add them to your décor without affecting your interior settings.
Each vintage rug we deal with is one-of-a-kind and original. We provide the best of washed vintage rugs, that were hand-knotted in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. We choose those in the best condition and normally trim their piles low to decrease the vitality of the designs and to offer a more aged style. This new appearance commemorates the restoration of textiles that are subsided, damaged, and softened over time.
How Antique Rugs are Washed?
The Antique Wash finish creates an age effect through a solvent wash. We mostly prefer the tea-washing method to dye antique rugs. It can make the rug appear old and then with a lightening hue. Even the sharpest colors can be modified and transformed into smooth pastels through the oxidation process and the tone becomes softer, offering a sense of a museum rug. The process is normally used on pieces with traditional designs and bold colors.
As tea washing changes the appearance, it can also hide any previous color bleeding or stains in the rug. Sometimes immoral rug trader uses tea wash methods on a rug to hide damages. As the effects of the tea wash solution wear off, the original damage is often revealed.
Is there any Difference Between Handwoven over Machine-made?
For an authentic vintage charm, it's best to prefer handwoven rugs. Machine-made rugs might be more reasonable, but they don’t possess any durability, attention to features, and classified character that is only available for handwoven rugs.
If the back of your rug has perfect weaving, it signifies that it’s a machine-made rug. Many companies use various techniques to try to make a machine-woven rug look vintage by utilizing different chemicals and washes. For the ultimate vintage experience, you should be aware of the differences between both.
Some vintage pieces seem to be new, while others contain a more visible damaged look to them. You can wash and repair your vintage rugs. Even if it's 50 years old, it usually possesses more life in it than a newly-made machine-made rug.