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Add an Antique Stair Runner Carpet to Your Home

We are happy to announce our partnership with New England Loom. If you are looking for an antique, one-of-a-kind rug or runner, take a look at their current offerings. These rugs are sold on a first come, first serve basis so act fast!

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What are Antique Rugs?

An antique rug is a rug that is valued for its age, craftsmanship, design, and historical significance. It is considered a valuable piece of art and is often sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. These rugs hold immense value as artifacts, reflecting the history, culture, and craftsmanship of their respective regions.

How are antique rugs different from modern rugs? 

Antique rugs often feature intricate and unique designs, influenced by the culture and artistic traditions of the region where they were created. They are often handmade using traditional weaving techniques, showcasing the skill and artistry of the weavers from the past. Modern rugs may showcase a wide range of design styles, including traditional, contemporary, and abstract patterns. Modern rugs can be handmade or machine-made, with varying levels of craftsmanship.

Can antique rugs be installed as stair runners? 

Yes, antique rugs can be installed as stair runners. Once you select your preferred rug style, our team can step into fabrication and customize it for a seamless install on your staircase. However, it’s important to consider the material and weave style when selecting a vintage rug for your stairs. Given that stairs see a lot of foot traffic, you want to choose a style that is durable enough to withstand it. Our experts at New England Loom can guide you in selecting the most suitable option for your needs. You can always inquire directly with the pros at New England Loom or our project managers to identify a style that will serve best for your needs.

Where are antique rugs sourced from? 

Antique rugs originate from various regions around the world, each known for its unique styles and techniques. Common regions where many of these rug styles originate from include Oriental Rugs (primarily from the East, including Persia, China, and India), Persian Rugs (originating from Persia, now Iran), Turkish Rugs (showcasing distinct patterns and colors) and Moroccan Rugs (featuring bold
geometric patterns and vibrant colors).

Where Can I purchase a Vintage rug for my stairs?

Our partnership with New England Loom gives you access to a wide selection of stunning and elegant vintage rug styles for your stairs. Here are some way you can browse the collections:
Shop Online: New England Loom has plenty of vintage looking rug styles ready to be purchased directly on their website — You can view their live inventory and inquire about purchasing a rug for your stairs.

Visit New England Loom Storefront: 

Book an appointment to visit the New England Loom storefront to view their stylish vintage rug selection in person and receive a personalized shopping experience. The New England Loom Shop is located at 77 Main Street in Wenham, MA right off RT 1A.

Click here or below to schedule an appointment for a rug showing, order pick-up, or just to browse our in-store collection of rugs, kilim mules, pillows, artwork, custom furniture & more. Be sure to note the
products you are interested in viewing when booking so they can make the most of your visit.

Visit our Newton Gallery Showroom:

You can make an appointment to check out our limited selection of vintage rug styles on display in our showroom.

Visit our Newton Gallery Showroom: 
You can make an appointment to check out our limited selection of vintage rug styles on display in our showroom.


Vintage Carpet Glossary:

  1. Oriental rug: A term often used to describe hand-knotted rugs originating from regions like Persia (Iran), Turkey, India, or China.
  2. Dhurrie: A flatweave rug made in India using traditional techniques.
  3. Fringe: The decorative, tasseled edge often found on the ends of a rug..
  4. Edging/Border: A design element that frames the central pattern or field of the rug. Can be customized with a narrow cotton binding, wide binding, leather binding, or serging. Rugs can also be customized with nail heads or you can make it unique with a double binding.
  5. Pile direction: The orientation of the carpet fibers in the rug, which can affect how the colors and patterns appear.
  6. Age patina: The natural wear and aging that gives antique rugs their distinctive appearance and character.
  7. Natural dyes: Dyes derived from plant, animal, or mineral sources, which were commonly used in antique rug production.
  8. Abrash: Variations in color or shade within a rug, often resulting from differences in the dye lots or aging
  9. Medallion: A central, often symmetrical, design element found in many antique rugs.
  10. Field: The main area or background of a rug, often adorned with motifs, patterns, or a central medallion.
  11. Serapi: A style of antique Persian rug known for its bold geometric designs and vibrant color palettes.
  12. Heriz: A type of Persian rug from the Heriz region, characterized by a large central medallion and bold,
    angular motifs.
  13. Sarouk: A type of Persian rug known for its dense, floral designs and rich red or blue color palette.
  14. Tribal rugs: Rugs woven by nomadic or semi-nomadic tribal groups, often featuring geometric patterns and earthy colors.
  15. Restoration: The process of repairing or preserving an antique rug, which may involve reweaving damaged areas or stabilizing the foundation.


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