Distressed and Overdyed Rug Collection
The Power of Color :: Overdyed Rugs
Create an instant focal point and a striking burst of color by adding this beautiful overdyed carpet into your home. While the colors and patterns of Oriental rugs have stood the test of time, many are finding their time-honored traditional styles do not fit into the interior designs of modern and contemporary living. In efforts to preserve old Oriental rugs and breathe new life into them, Turkish artisans began salvaging these imperfect pieces by revitalizing them with bold colors. Thus began the new trend of Overdyed rugs and carpets. This revolutionary movement has emerged in the rug industry becoming ever so popular. It's a unique combination of old and new fitting a range of styles. Also known as distressed rugs, these overdyed pieces are contributing to a sustainable practice and celebrate their faded, weathered beauty that have been softened over time. The process of over-dying involves by first neutralizing the original colors through a cycle of chemical washes and sun bleaching. Then they are overdyed to create this beautiful, ethereal look with an infusion of depth. The decolorizing does not remove the design – it simply reduces the pattern to reflect the outline. To make things more interesting, rug artisans will often create eccentric and traditional designs by shaving. Each carpet is a unique work of art and work well with nearly any style. While expressing the timeless elegance of an original handmade work of art, these antique overdyed carpets have been given a new lease of life while adding a vivacious splash of color into our lives. Place one of these eye-catching boldly overdyed beauties in a modern space and watch the interest level soar while the compliments start rolling in. It’s all about making a statement with drama, boldness and elegance. In a world of bland, staged, cookie-cutter interiors, it is so refreshing to see something totally different and unexpected.
What the designers are saying:
• “Overdyed rugs are one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to a room," says interior designer Melanie Coddington. "They are a fresh, modern take on the antique rug."
• "They work wonderfully in more traditional settings, since they have the history and ornament of the originals but add a unique touch," Basham-Hoelscher says. "And they are amazing in modern environments, because of their colorful, graphic nature and nod to the past."
• Interior designer Shirley Meisels loves these rugs for many reasons. "I love the colors, and they look great with traditional furnishings," she says. "They also contrast with and warm up modern environments."
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Welcome to the Antique Rug Gallery of Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc. By traveling the world, browsing local street markets and establishing relationships with overseas rug makers, Mr. Ali Esmaili provides his customers with the most sought-after, hard-to-find antique rugs that exude exotic artistry, enthralling designs and remarkable shades of colors you never knew existed.
Owning one of the most impressive antique rug collections in Dallas, TX as well as all of the southern U.S., we warmly invite you to explore the fascinating, beautiful world of handmade antique rugs ready to grace homes, commercial buildings and hospitality facilities. From traditional to contemporary and transitional to Mid-Century Modern, our rug inventory provides fresh, colorful and fashionable options for nearly any design preference and budget. It's time you experience a new era in Oriental rugs!
Our History At A Glance
Ali Esmaili grew up in his family's Oriental rug store and became a key contributor right here in Dallas, Texas. He was destined to follow in his family's footsteps from one of the greatest generations, and as such would be the one building his family's legacy.