In recent years, a new trend emerged in the rug industry that has seen older rugs being given a make-over to complement the modern home. While the patterns and colors of traditional area rugs remain an exquisite insight into regional craftsmanship of Anatolia and Asia, many find that their time-honored styles do not fit into the interior designs of contemporary living. This is why "distressed" vintage rugs or overdyed vintage rugs have become so popular – not only do they give a new lease of life to an aged carpet, but they add a vibrant splash of color into our lives, while still exuding the timeless class of an original handcrafted piece of art.
Because they are beautiful, fashionable, sustainable, hand made and affordable!
Vintage rugs are also known as distressed vintage rugs, and represent a trend that has achieved a crossover between fashion and home décor. People don’t just want their jeans to look ‘lived in,’ but they want their rugs to look ‘lived on’. This new look celebrates textiles that are faded, worn, and softened over time; rugs that nestle into homes as if they’ve always been there.
Although the method has grown popular around the world, this inspired device was first developed in Turkey, and it is from here that you find the best vintage rugs and overdyed works, created using authentic hand knotted vintage and antique rugs. Perhaps it is because re-using and re-purposing is nothing new in Turkey, where household items are fixed up rather than thrown out, and over-dyeing is a continuation of this.