Distressed rugs are vintage overdyed rugs which have undergone an additional step of distressing to create a more modern overtone. Distressed rugs’ original patterns play a subtle role and a coloring process is used to highlight the unique fading patterns of the rug.
Selected for their patterns, overdyed vintage rugs are vintage pieces which retain their original visual structure. Our artisan partners use dye to update a faded or outdated color scheme to a more monotone, on-trend palette, reviving durable Turkish hand-knotted pieces into freshly-overdyed area rugs.
Spun from a custom blend of the softest, strongest wool we could find—a mix of Sardinian, New Zealand, and Afghan wool.
Inspired by the rugs of nomadic tribes, who, limited by the size of their loom, would weave long narrow panels and join them together.
Our factory partner is a generations-old weaving house in Northern India. They helped us obsess over every detail and experiment with traditional techniques.
For over 15 years, the professionals at Authentic Art Gallery have provided our customers with our knowledge and expertise of authentic handmade rugs from across the globe.
We also provide high-quality rug cleaning and restoration services, focusing on care and attention to detail, so that your rugs may be returned to their original beauty.