Caring for Your Antique Rug

Although antique rugs created from natural materials represent some of strongest and most durable textiles ever created, they still require meticulous, loving care to maintain them in their current condition.
Here is a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts to help you take excellent care of your antique or vintage rugs:

  • Never place potted plants on an antique rug. Water damage occurs rapidly to rugs incorporating a cotton weft and warp foundation, leaving weakened spots that can be torn away from affected areas.
  • Moths do not eat carpet materials but larvae hatched from moth eggs do. Antique rugs lying in undisturbed, darker places are vulnerable to being consumed by moth larvae, especially if the rug isn’t regularly vacuumed. Possible signs of a larvae infestation include veil-like cobwebs and debris resembling fine sand. Although rugs damaged by moths can be repaired, reweaving of larger rug areas may be quite expensive.
  • Do not use vacuums equipped with beater bars (power brushes) on antique rugs. They will “rake” the rug’s pile and place unnecessary stress on the rug. Manually brush your rug or have it professionally cleaned.
  • While dyes used in antique rugs resist bleaching or fading, you should still try to keep your rugs out of direct sunlight. Hanging sheers in rooms where rugs are exposed to the sun’s UV rays can help reduce the risk of fading.
  • Always place high quality rug padding under your antique rugs to prolong the condition of the rug. Padding cushions the impact of shoe soles against hard floor surfaces to decrease wear and tear and prevent accidental rips. One of the best materials used to make antique rug padding is polyester felt — a strong, dense material that won’t crumble or stick to rugs like rubber padding.
  • Cover furniture feet with furniture cups to avoid crushing carpet pile. If you move heavy furniture across large antique rugs, slip furniture sliders under feet to help prevent damage to the carpet.
  • Woven with lanolin-rich wool, antique Persian carpets are exceptionally stain resistant. If you accidently spill something on one of these magnificent rugs, blot the spill with a moist, clean cloth and then blot the spot with a damp sponge. Elevate the spot to facilitate air-drying of moist areas.
  • Store antique rugs in a dry, clean, climate-controlled environment, preferably between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with humidity levels around 65 percent. Wrap carpets in paper instead of plastic, since plastic encourages mildew via moisture condensation. Also, cleaning antique rugs before storing them makes them much less attractive targets for female moths searching for the perfect places to lay eggs.
  • Finally, never use chemical cleaners on antique rugs to eliminate stains. If a stain persists even after you have blotted and wiped the stain, call Esmaili Rugs & Antiques at (214) 651-7847 to have your rug professionally cleaned.


How Do You Know When to Restore an Antique Rug?

Just like centuries-old, fine oil paintings, antique rugs also suffer from the ravages of time. While a Rembrandt or Monet often develops a yellowish, dulling layer of dirt and oxidation after years of being displayed in museums, antique rugs experience signs of deterioration that are, fortunately, reversible.

At Esmaili’s Rugs & Antiques, restoring an antique rug is just one of our many specialties supported by the experience and knowledge we have accumulated over the past three decades. Our antique rug restoration experts consider each rug a valuable, precious work of art, deserving of the most professional rug-cleaning techniques available in the industry. In addition, we provide every client with superior service from the time we pick up your rug until you’ve got your restored rug safely back in your possession.

Reasons antique rugs need restoration include:

  • Fringe surrounding the carpet is loose, missing fringes, worn out or dull in color
  • Rug binding presents signs of wear and tear
  • Dry rot, moth damage or torn/holey areas are compromising the rug’s integrity
  • Animal damage – signs of chewing, scratching or worn spots
  • Pile wear, such as flattening or stiffness

Visually examining your antique rug by spreading the rug’s pile apart often reveals unseen deposits of debris abrading the carpet’s foundation. Look carefully for dirt particles at the base of the knots as well as along the weft and warp. Since typical rug-cleaning methods will not remove such deeply embedded dirt, we use harmonic vibration equipment to clean your antique rug safely and effectively.

Dry rot frequently affects older textiles made of cellulosic fibers like cotton, jute or flax. It is a slow but progressive weakening and deterioration of antique rug fibers that can cause irreversible damage unless professionally restored. Dry rot occurs over time when the rug has remained subjected to moisture without being allowed to dry out completely.

Antique Rug Repair and Restoration Overview

Natural fibers used to weave antique rugs exhibit remarkable properties that require special restoration and cleaning procedures implemented by true professionals. Esmaili’s rug restoration team begins addressing each rug’s unique needs by:

  • Finding the right yarn type and color for restoring or repairing antique rugs
  • Knowing how to protect areas surrounding the damage
  • Reconstructing all the damaged or missing warp
  • Reknotting the pile and reconstructing damaged or missing motifs
  • Weaving the weft to tighten knots and reconstructing damaged or missing motifs
  • Binding the selvedges to prevent the edges of the rug from fraying or unraveling

Reconstructing and binding the rug fringes to prevent unraveling. We are dedicated to providing you with the best information possible so you can make informed decisions about restoring an antique rug. We offer free assessments of antique rugs needing repair, cleaning and/or restoration. Our rug assessments include detailed explanations of repair and restoration options available, as well as free pricing estimates. To continue enjoying the beauty of your antique rugs for many years to come, please contact us today by calling 214-651-7847.


Tips for Buying Antique Rugs Online

Even if you’ve already purchased a couple antique rugs, there’s still a lot to learn about how to buy antique rugs online. Here is a sampling of frequently asked questions we receive from clients about buying an antique rug:

What is the difference between an “antique” rug and a “vintage” rug?

For a rug to be classified as an antique, it must have been made at least 80 years ago. Other items like paintings, sculptures, furniture and collectibles must be at least 100 years old to be considered antiques. Since rugs are typically walked on, it is expected that rugs suffer more wear and tear than other antique items. Consequently, an 80 to 100 year old rug in fair to good condition is indeed a rarity.

Are larger antique rugs always more expensive than smaller rugs from the same country and era?

Not necessarily. Condition of the rug, its origin and the number of similar rugs known to exist will affect its price more than its size or shape. In fact, a 5’ x 8’ antique rug sold for $10 million recently at Christie’s in London.

What does cash value, auction value, fair retail market value and replacement value mean when referring to antique rugs?

Cash value amounts indicate what the dealer would agree to pay for the rug today. An auction value is the amount an auction house would be willing to reserve the rug for (i.e., the minimum price a rug needs to be sold for before the auction house sells it). The fair retail market value is the price you would pay if you were to find that rug for sale in a store. Finally, replacement values are established for insurance purposes if your antique rug were to be lost or stolen.

When buying an antique rug, should I expect to pay extra to have it restored or repaired?

This is an entirely subjective decision that depends on the person buying the rug. However, certain repairs, such as frayed edges and worn spots, are necessary to keep the rug’s integrity intact. Professional antique rug collectors like Esmaili who personally selects rugs for inclusion in his inventory will make repairs essential to supporting the soundness and value of his rugs before selling them. 

Trust Esmaili Rugs & Antiques When Buying an Antique Rug Online

Located in the Dallas Design District, Esmaili Rugs and Antiques is first choice of many high-end interior designers, leading architects, antique rug collectors and rug enthusiasts searching for beautiful, exotic and rare works of rug art. A multi-million dollar business serving a variety of clients across the globe, Esmaili’s Rugs looks forward to giving each customer the kind of attentive, personalized service they would expect from a world-class, antique rug business.

Call us today to learn more about our online antique rug collection at (214) 651-7847


Cats in the Ancient World

by Joshua J. Mark 


Although it has been commonly accepted that cats were first domesticated in Egypt 4000 years ago, their history among human beings goes back much further. Wild cats are now known to have lived among the people ofMesopotamia over 100,000 years ago and to have been domesticated there approximately 12,000 BCE at about the same time as dogs, sheep, and goats. Archaeological excavations in the past ten years have provided evidence that the Near Eastern Wildcat is the closest relative of the modern-day domestic cat and was bred by Mesopotamian farmers, most probably as a means of controlling pests, such as mice, which were attracted by grain supplies. The writer David Derbyshire cites a 2007 CE research project in which, “the study used DNA samples from 979 wild and domestic cats to piece together the feline family tree. They looked for markers in mitochondrial DNA - a type of genetic material passed down from mothers to kittens which can reveal when wild and domestic cat lineages were most closely related.” This project was headed by Dr. Andrew Kitchener, a Zoologist at the National Museums of Scotland, who writes, "This shows that the origin of domestic cats was not Ancient Egypt - which is the prevailing view - but Mesopotamia and that it occurred much earlier than was thought. The last common ancestor of wildcats and domesticated cats lived more than 100,000 years ago” (Derbyshire). Dr. Kitchener’s findings built upon the evidence of cat’s domestication provided by the discovery in 1983 CE of a cat skeleton in a grave dating to 9,500 BCE on the island of Cyprus. This find, made by the archaeologist Alain le Brun, was important because Cyprus had no indigenous cat population and it is unlikely that settlers would have brought a wild cat, by boat, to the island.

The cat’s association with ancient Egypt, however, is understandable in that Egyptian culture was famous for its devotion to the cat. The export of cats from Egypt was so strictly prohibited that a branch of the government was formed solely to deal with this issue. Government agents were dispatched to other lands to find and return cats which had been smuggled out. It is clearly established that, by 450 BCE, the penalty in Egypt for killing a cat was death (though this law is thought to have been observed much earlier). The goddess Bastet, commonly depicted as a cat or as a woman with a cat’s head, was among the most popular deities of the Egyptian pantheon. She was the keeper of hearth and home, protector of women’s secrets, guardian against evil spirits and disease, and the goddess of cats. Her ritual centre was the city of Bubastis (“House of Bastet”) in which, according to Herodotus(484-425 BCE), an enormous temple complex was built in her honour in the centre of the city. Herodotus also relates that the Egyptians cared so much for their cats that they placed their safety above human life and property. When a house caught fire, the Egyptians would concern themselves more with rescuing the cats than with anything else, often running back into the burning building or forming a perimeter around the flames to keep cats at a safe distance. When a cat died, Herodotus writes, “All the inhabitants of a house shave their eyebrows [as a sign of deep mourning]. Cats which have died are taken to Bubastis where they are embalmed and buried in sacred receptacles” (Nardo 117). The period of mourning was considered completed when the people’s eyebrows had grown back. Mummified cats have been found at Bubastis and elsewhere throughout Egypt, sometimes buried with, or near to, their owners as evidenced by identifying seals on the mummies.

The greatest example of Egyptian devotion to the cat, however, comes from the Battle of Pelusium (525 BCE) in which Cambyses II of Persia defeated the forces of the Egyptian Pharaoh Psametik III to conquer Egypt. Knowing of the Egyptian’s love for cats, Cambyses had his men round up various animals, cats chiefly among them, and drive the animals before the invading forces toward the fortified city of Pelusium on the Nile. The Persian soldiers painted images of cats on their shields, and may have held cats in their arms, as they marched behind thewall of animals. The Egyptians, reluctant to defend themselves for fear of harming the cats (and perhaps incurring the death penalty should they kill one), and demoralized at seeing the image of Bastet on the enemy’s shields, surrendered the city and let Egypt fall to the Persians. The historian Polyaenus (2nd century CE) writes that, after the surrender, Cambyses rode in triumph through the city and hurled cats into the faces of the defeated Egyptians in scorn.

Cat Mummy


The Egyptians are also responsible for the very name `cat’ in that it derives from the North African word for the animal, “quattah”, and, as the cat was so closely associated with Egypt, almost every other European nation employs variations on this word: French, chat; Swedish, katt; German, katze; Italian, gatto; Spanish, gato and so forth (Morris, 175). The colloquial word for a cat - `puss’ or `pussy’ - is also associated with Egypt in that it derives from the word `Pasht’, another name for Bastet.

Cats are mentioned in the two great literary epics of ancient IndiaThe Mahabharata and The Ramayana (both c. 5th/4th century BCE).  In Mahabharata a famous passage concerns the cat Lomasa and the mouse Palita, who help each other escape from death and discuss at length the nature of relationships, particularly those in which one of the parties is stronger or more powerful than the other. In the Ramayana, the god Indra disguises himself as a cat after seducing the beautiful maid Ahalya as a means to escape from her husband. As was the case everywhere else, cats in India were found to be particularly useful in controlling the populations of less desirable creatures like mice, rats, and snakes and so were honoured in the homes, farms, and palaces throughout the land. That the cat was seen as more than just a method of pest control is substantiated by the reverence accorded to felines in the literatureof India. The famous story of Puss in Boots (best known through the French version by Charles Perrault, 1628-1703 CE) is taken from a much older Indian folk tale in the Panchatantra from the 5th century BCE (though the character of the cat’s master has a very different personality in the older tale than the one in Perrault’s story). The esteem in which cats were held is also evident in the Indian cat goddess, Sastht, who served much the same role as Bastet and was as greatly revered.

A Persian tale claims the cat was created magically. The great Persian hero Rustum, out on campaign, one night saved a magician from a band of thieves. Rustum offered the older man the hospitality of his tent and, as they sat outside under the stars, enjoying the warmth of a fire, the magician asked Rustum what he wished for as a gift in repayment for saving the man’s life. Rustum told him that there was nothing he desired since everything he could want, he already had before him in the warmth and comfort of the fire, the scent of the smoke and the beauty of the stars overhead. The magician then took a handful of smoke, added flame, and brought down two of the brightest stars, kneading them together in his hands and blowing on them. When he opened his hands toward Rustum, the warrior saw a small, smoke-grey kitten with eyes bright as the stars and a tiny tongue which darted like the tip of flame. In this way, the first Persian cat came to be created as a token of gratitude to Rustum. The prophet Muhammed was also very fond of cats. According to legend, the `M’ design on the forehead of the tabby cat was made when the prophet blessed his favourite cat by placing his hand on its head. This cat, Meuzza, also features in another famous story in which Muhammed, called to prayer, found the cat asleep on his arm. Rather than disturb the cat, Muhammed cut the sleeve from his robe and left Meuzza to sleep. The status of the cat, therefore, was further enhanced by its association with a figure of divinity.

This was also true in China where the goddess Li Shou was depicted in cat form and petitions and sacrifices made to her for pest control and fertility. She too, was a very popular goddess who was thought to embody the importance of cats in the early days of creation. An ancient Chinese myth relates that, in the beginning of the world, the gods appointed cats to oversee the running of their new creation and, in order for communication to be clear, granted cats the power of speech. Cats, however, were more interested in sleeping beneath the cherry trees and playing with the falling blossoms than with the mundane task of having to pay attention to the operation of the world. Three times the gods came to check on how well the cats were doing their job and all three times were disappointed to find their feline overseers asleep or at play. On the god’s third visit, the cats explained they had no interest in running the world and nominated human beings for the position. The power of speech was then taken from the cats and given to humans but, as humans seemed incapable of understanding the words of the gods, cats remained entrusted with the important task of keeping time and so maintaining order. It was thought that one could tell the time of day by looking into a cat’s eyes and this belief is still maintained in China.

In Japan, the famous image of the `Beckoning Cat’ (the maneki neko figure of the cat with one raised paw) represents the goddess of mercy. The legend goes that a cat, sitting outside of the temple of Gotoku-ji, raised her paw in acknowledgement of the emperor who was passing by. Attracted by the cat’s gesture, the emperor entered the temple and, moments later, lightning struck the very spot where he had been standing. The cat, therefore, saved his life and was accorded great honours. The Beckoning Cat image is thought to bring good luck when given as a gift and remains a very popular present in Japan. The cat was regularly considered a guardian of the home and was thought to be the special protector of valuable books. Cats were often housed in private pagodas in Japan and were considered so valuable that, by the 10th century CE, only the nobility could afford to own one.

Mosaic, Pompeii


Although cats were kept by people in Greece and Rome, the appreciation for the animal as a hunter was not as great in those cultures owing to the Greek and Roman practice of keeping domesticated weasels for pest control. The Romans regarded the cat as a symbol of independence and not as a creature of utility. Cats were kept as pets by both Greeks and Romans and were regarded highly. A first century CE epitaph of a young girl holding a cat is among the earliest pieces of evidence of cats in Rome and, in Greece, the playwright Aristophanes frequently featured cats in his works for comic effect (coining the phrase, “The cat did it” in assigning blame). Among ancientcivilizations, however, the cat was probably least popular among the Greeks owing to its association with the goddess of death, darkness and witches, Hecate. A much later development in Greek appreciation for the cat is evidenced in the legend that the cat protected the baby Jesus from rodents and snakes and so is accorded the best of spots in a Greek home but, originally, they do not seem to have been regarded highly.

Cats are thought to have been brought to Europe by Phoenician traders who smuggled them out of Egypt. As the Phoenicians are acknowledged to have extensively traded with every known civilization of the time, cats could have been spread around the region on a fairly regular basis. It is well documented that cats were kept on ships to control vermin during the time of the 15th century CE Age of Discovery and, most likely, they served the same purpose for the Phoenicians. If the Phoenicians did bring the cat to Europe, as seems very likely, they may have also introduced the Greek association of the cat with Hecate. The Greek myth which suggests this link concerns Galinthius, a maid-servant to the Princess Alcmene. The god Zeus seduced Alcmene and she became pregnant with Hercules. Zeus’ wife, Hera, was thwarted in her attempt to kill Alcmene and Hercules through the cleverness of Galinthius. Enraged, Hera transformed Galinthius into a cat and sent her to the underworld to ever after serve Hecate. This myth, then, associated cats with darkness, transformation, the underworld, and witchcraft and, in time, these associations would prove very unfortunate for the cat.

Although cats seem to have enjoyed their ancient high standing in European countries at first (in Norsemythology, for example, the great goddess Freya is depicted in a chariot drawn by cats and in both Ireland and Scotland cats are depicted as magical in a positive sense) the Christian Church, following their regular course of demonizing important pagan symbols, drew on the pre-existing link between the cat and witchcraft to associate cats with evil as personified in the Devil. By the Middle Ages, cats were demonized to the point where they were regularly killed across Europe. It has long been argued that the death of so many cats allowed the mice and rat populations to thrive and that the fleas these vermin carried brought about the Bubonic Plague of 1348 CE. While this theory has been disputed, there seems no doubt that a decrease in the cat population would result in an increase in the number of mice and rats and it is established that there was such a decrease in the number of cats prior to 1348 CE. Desmond Morris writes, “Because the cat was seen as evil, all kinds of frightening powers were attributed to it by the writers of the day. Its teeth were said to be venomous, its flesh poisonous, its hair lethal (causing suffocation if a few were accidentally swallowed), and its breath infectious, destroying human lungs and causing consumption” and further states, “As late as 1658 Edward Topsel, in his serious work on natural history, [wrote] `the familiars of Witches do most ordinarily appear in the shape of Cats, which is an argument that this beast is dangerous to soul and body” (158). The inhabitants of the European nations, believing the cat to be evil, shunned not only the animal but anyone who seemed overly fond of the cat. Elderly women who cared for cats were especially susceptible to punishment for witchcraft simply on the grounds of being so accused.

Cats survived these frenzied superstitions better than many of their human companions and, during the Victorian Age (1819-1901 CE) were again elevated to their previous high standing. Queen Victoria of Great Britain (ruled 1837-1901 CE) became interested in cats through the many stories of archaeological finds in Egypt being published regularly in England. Many of these stories included descriptions of the Egyptian reverence for cats, images of statues of Bastet, and the feline association with the gods and monarchy. The queen’s interest in the cat led her to adopt two Blue Persians whom she treated as members of her court. This story was carried by the newspapers of the day and, as Queen Victoria was a very popular monarch, more and more people became interested in having cats of their own. This trend spread to the United States and was encouraged by the most popular magazine in America at that time, Godey’s Lady’s Book. Published by Louis A. Godey of Philadelphia from 1830 -1878, this monthly periodical featured stories, articles, poems, and engravings and is perhaps best known for helping to institutionalize the practice of the family Christmas tree in America. In an 1860 article, Godey’s stated that cats were not solely for older women or monarchs and that anyone should feel comfortable in embracing the “love and virtue” of the cat. Cat popularity in the United States grew appreciably after Godey’s article. Cats first came to North America, it is thought, in 1749 CE, from England, to help control the mice and rat population but they seem to have been largely considered utilitarian until the Victorian Age.

Many writers of the age owned and admired cats. Charles Dickens was so devoted to his cats that he allowed them into his study and regularly allowed his favorite (known as The Master’s Cat) to snuff out the candle on Dickens’writing desk even when the author was at work. Evidently, the cat would grow tired of Dickens’ attention being directed toward the page instead of to feline companionship and petting (Morris, 167). Mark Twain, William Wordsworth, John Keats, and Thomas Hardy were all great admirers of the cat and Lewis Carroll, of course, created one of the most enduring images of the feline through the Cheshire Cat in his Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The first major Cat Show was held at the Crystal Palace in London in 1871CE and appreciation of the cat was elevated to such a level that, for the first time, cats were given “specific standards and classes” which are still used to categorize felines in the present day (Morris, 148). Cat shows became increasingly popular after this event and interest in breeding and showing cats spread throughout Europe and North America. The first cat show in America (in 1895 CE) was so popular that it was held at the large venue of Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. From agents of pest control to divine or semi-divine creatures, to incarnations of evil, and, finally, to house pets, cats have been the close associates of human beings for centuries. They continue to be valued companions for people across the world today and, in this, these individuals carry on the legacy of the ancients in their devotion to, and appreciation for, the cat.


Joshua J. Mark
A freelance writer and part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. He teaches ancient history, writing, literature, and philosophy.
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