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Contemporary Oushak with Erased Design and Modern and Abstract Style, 09'10" x 14'02" From Esmaili Rugs Collection. 

With its element of comfort, artistic statement and functional versatility, this modernized Indian area rug will create a stunning focal point. Rather than sticking to a traditional Oushak style and risking a rather flat outcome, Indian artisans skillfully combined abstract style with the trending erased pattern creating this beautiful work of art. This balancing effect of modern design with cool colors and subtle luminosity from the silky shimmers evoke the interior ornamental detail and coloration throughout and contrast beautifully with the overall design. Sporting a simple yet effortlessly sophisticated look, this hand-knotted Indian rug is absolutely stunning and very versatile. With its show-stopping 'Erased' design and luxurious blend of modernism and abstract style, this Indian rug will work well with transitional, modern and contemporary interiors.

Contemporary Oushak with Erased Design and Modern and Abstract Style

Contemporary Oushak with Erased Design and Modern and Abstract Style

Contemporary Oushak with Erased Design and Modern and Abstract Style

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Moroccan Rugs in Dallas

The tradition of rug and carpet weaving in Morocco is just about as old as it is anywhere else in the world due in large part to the distinctive climate of the region. Moroccan rugs and carpets may be very thick with a heavy pile which is beneficial for the windswept elevations and snowcapped Atlas Mountains or the rugs are flat-woven and light making them appropriate for the brutal heat of the Sahara desert. The tribe's nomadic way of life influenced the size as the looms and carpets had to be portable, meaning the carpets were mostly less than seven feet. The Moroccan rugs were produced exclusively for personal use. The ancient tribal motifs and designs seen in Moroccan rugs have been passed down from generations of rug weavers. The Moroccan rug weavings are both a narrative art form and a necessity. 

 

Rug No.: 20115 06'03 X 08'10 Moroccan Rug

The Berber carpets from Morocco are part of North Africa's renowned indigenous tribe weaving. This wonderfully wild Moroccan carpet will transform a plain room into a bohemian delight. Bursting of Indian summer colors of from cranberry, deep maroon and burgundy with accents of orange, this vintage Moroccan rug is truly a magical sight to behold and will leave you spellbound. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rug’s motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. In Berber culture, the color red symbolizes strength and protection, blue symbolizes wisdom, yellow represents eternity and green stands for peace. The color orange brings spontaneity much like the free style and original thought of the Berber tribes people. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random – they are very significant to the rug weaver’s life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality. With their amazing decorative accents characterized by tribal symbols, the Moroccan's diamond pattern is believed to ward off evil spirits while the secondary symbols are believed to bring luck, prosperity and protection. As time goes by and this Moroccan rug is subjected to foot traffic, the true beauty will be exposed as the tribal symbols will gradually appear. Measures: 6'03” x 8'10”.

 

Rug No.: 20116 06'00 X 09'00 Moroccan Rug in Crimson Red

Color, pattern and amazing texture, this Moroccan rug has it all. Putting this gorgeous red rug in a neutral space is a little like lighting a fire — it adds instant warmth. This charismatic vintage Moroccan rug is bold and fashionably sleek. The color red is seen on the runway from a Classic red lipstick down to the soles on Christian Louboutin heels. Blending the graphic appeal and Folk Art warmth of Moroccan tribal motifs with a shot of rich crimson color, this rug is a striking statement piece. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rug’s motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. In Berber culture, the color red symbolizes strength and protection, blue symbolizes wisdom, yellow represents eternity and green stands for peace. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random – they are very significant to the rug weaver’s life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality. Whether it’s used as an accent or powerfully used as a lead color in an interior space, this Moroccan carpet is exciting, glamorous and vibrant. Measures: 6' x 9'.

 

Rug No.: 20065 04'02 X 07'06 Moroccan Rug with Abstract Design

Morocco's rich culture is reflected in its alluring interior design style, characterized by vibrant colors and exquisite rug weaving. This vintage Moroccan rug, inspired by this North African country, will add Moroccan flair to your home. In Berber culture, the color red symbolizes strength and protection, blue symbolizes wisdom, yellow represents eternity and green stands for peace. Red, teal, and black are the predominant colors with hues of yellow and confetti flecks of purple and green. Red and black seem to be less harsh when paired with teal. Red being the color of physical movement awakens our physical life force while the color teal helps to open lines of communication among the heart and the spoken word creating balance and stability. The border of the rug is black which symbolizes protection and absorbing negative energy. The use of color in Azilal rugs began when a migrant city dweller was inspired by a new wave of modernism and innovation. The end result was a playful, free-style rug reminiscent of a contemporary painting. Measures: 04'02" x 07'06".

 

 

Rug No.: 20106 04'09 X 09'01 Moroccan Rug with Modern Tribal Design

With its strong linear lines and tribal motifs based on ancient traditions, this Berber Moroccan rug displays exciting, abstract and modern designs. While these vintage pieces display some of the same aesthetic tendencies previously celebrated by modern artists, they are indeed tribal compositions which have played importance to the Berber tribes of Morocco for centuries. This vintage Moroccan carpet does an excellent job of communicating the finer points of a modernized style: the line work rendered in a brown and black contrasts beautifully against the ivory-beige field. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rugs motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random they are very significant to the rug weavers life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality. Unlike traditional rugs found in our western interior spaces, Moroccan carpets embody an inviting combination of history and design that fit wonderfully with minimalist décor and modern design.

 

 

Rug No.: 20281 05'06 X 08'01 Moroccan Rug with Modern Design

Featuring a simplistic style combined with its plush pile, this dark and neutral Moroccan rug can make an interior space feel both warm and cozy yet, full of character. Highlighting the finest trends in minimal aesthetics, this vintage Moroccan features a series of sporadic dots produces a mesmerizing optical effect over the entire composition. With their tribal motifs and colorful accents, Berber Moroccan rugs are believed to protect the human spirit from negative energy and shield the human body from the elements. From the deepest grey to the palest brown, this dark and neutral colored Moroccan is anything but boring. The vintage vibes of hand-knotted wool combined with the contemporary appeal of geometric designs will give your space some authentic charm. The hints of dyes that make their way into the rug’s motifs and fringes have their own tale to tell. From the perspective of color psychology, grey is the color compromise. Neither white nor black, it is the transition between two non-colors. Creating a sense of composure, calmness and relief from a chaotic world, the color grey is solid and stabile yet subdued, reserved and quiet. It pairs well with the down-to-earth brown which represents structure and stability and it’s a color of simplicity and physical comfort. While the patterns may seem whimsical and random they are very significant to the rug weaver’s life. The Berber women incorporate design elements from their personal experience into the rugs designs. The symbols are usually references to events and aspects of their daily life such as beliefs, birth, fertility, nature, femininity, life and spirituality. Reflecting warm and luminous variegated shades of grey, brown and hints of purple, this Moroccan carpet is powerful enough to hold its own. The Minimalist and Primitive designs seen in these Moroccan rugs represent the authentic creative and archaic spirit of Morocco’s tribal art. It's the perfect piece to warm your modern decor, roll it out and watch the compliments commence. Measures: 05’06 x 08’01.

 

I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of my Morocco travels!

 

 

 

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Stop by our new location at 3911 Oak Lawn! Introducing one of the largest collections of Oriental Rugs with cool colors and impeccable designs in Dallas. Carrying a gorgeous selection of Persian rugs, Moroccan rugs, new rugs and antique rugs, our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find the perfect rug for nearly any room and any decor style. At Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc., we understand everyone has their own preference from high pile to flat weave to bold colors and large graphic prints or clean and simple. Within each rug collection, you will find numerous options to choose from. We make it easy to find the style, size and design that suit your client's space and personality. View more of our Rugs on Sale!

Rug No.: 30241 03'09 X 05'10 Transitional Style 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rug No.: 30287 04'03 X 05'11 Transitional

Rug No.: 51119 05'06 X 08'01 Kazak

 

 

Rug No.: 51165 03'11 X 07'07 Oushak

 

Rug No.: 51177 05'09 X 08'05 Oushak

 

Rug No.: 74432 04'03 X 05'05 Moroccan

 

Rug No.: 74817 04'04 X 08'07 Moroccan

 

Rug No.: 74797 05'02 X 07'09 Moroccan

 

Rug No.: 80101 09'03 X 12'05 Kilim

 

Rug No.: 30193 08'05 x 11'02 Kazak

 

Rug No.: 30275 06'00 X 08'09 Transitional

 

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We're Growing!

Life is always full of surprises! Twists, turns and new opportunities. We have expanded! Come visit us in our newest location at 3911 Oak Lawn, Dallas 75219. Now our fine rugs are conveniently available to our uptown, Park Cities and Highland Park clients. In opening this new store, we are hoping to fill the needs of rug and interior design enthusiasts who enjoy antique, vintage and new rugs - there's even a nice selection of Mid-Century Modern Moroccan rugs from the Berber Tribes of Morocco. The store offers a full line of Oriental rugs including Oushaks, Persian rugs, traditional, transitional and contemporary. We offer the best customer service and the best prices in the rug business. 

Visit us at 3911 Oak Lawn | Dallas 75219 or shop online at Esmaili Rugs and Antiques, Inc.

 

 

 

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Bring Moroccan Flavor to Your Interiors

There is a craze underfoot. Crack open any design magazine or read nearly any decorating blog and you will be overwhelmed with images of fresh spaces anchored by a singular shared object: the Moroccan rug. Moroccan architecture and interior design express the country's diverse history through detail, texture and geometry. Influenced by multiple cultures and religions, Moroccan style can feel at home in traditional or modern homes. Rich, luxurious and exotic, the style has bold colors and shapes that make it a favorite of many interior designers. Get a rich and exotic look minus the souk haggling, using these Bohemian Beauties! From Mid-Century Modern to Bohemian Chic, we carry the largest selection of Vintage Moroccan Rugs in the United States. Shop our Wonderfully Wild Moroccan Collection today! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rugs can be the quiet anchor that draws a room and people together or the focal point of a design scheme. A hand-made rug is a unique combination of artistic expression and utility. Rugs breathe new life to spaces and dramatically improve its ambiance, allowing you to transform any room without undergoing a major renovation. Our Dallas showroom of vintage and antique rugs is the go-to source for savvy homeowners and to-the-trade professionals from all over the world.

We understand how hard it is to imagine how an area rug or carpet runner will look in your room or your client's home and encourage you to view our Oriental Rug Design Portfolio featuring previous transformations of interior design projects showcasing the perfect rug in striking environments. Browse our profile on Houzz for more rug and design inspiration. We take great pride in the design projects we work on for our clients. Do you have a design project you would like to discuss with us? We'd love to hear from you!

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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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 Overdyed Distressed Oriental Rugs – Vintage Overdyed Rugs, Antique Overdyed Rugs, Vintage Overdyed Distressed Rugs, Antique Overdyed Distressed Rugs.

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Design trends on the softer side of flooring – carpet and area rugs – are providing a relaxed outlook for 2015. Distressed and striated patterns are making an appearance in almost every collection. When it comes to designing, shabby chic is one of the few trends that never go out of style. Shabby chic incorporates items that are old or worn to create a look that's both timeless and tailored. Using distressed rugs is one way to incorporate this sheek look into your home. Distressed rugs display their age and signs of wear and tear or they are new rugs that have been intentionally distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique. The great thing about these patterns is that they are very forgiving in one's home. It is remarkable that something so rich in history and design can blend so seamlessly into almost any decor — even the most modern or minimalist. Distressed rugs are the epitome of eclecticism: timeless and patterned yet somehow subtle and unobtrusive. The weathered look complements a relaxed, vintage vibe. Beautiful over concrete, wood and marble floors, distressed oriental rugs are impervious to trends. The relaxed palette and weathered look complement concrete or brick walls for a more industrial aesthetic. 


Woven in the rugged mountains of Northwest Persia, Serapi rugs have a distinctive Heriz style. This antique Persian Serapi, circa 1880, features finer knotting and the large scale medallions are spaciously placed like other Serpi rugs from the Heriz region. The three black medallions are loosely placed in the distressed field of rust which creates a beautiful contrast. Its open design and wonderful color palette of rust, black and hues of blue this Serapi contribute to a more inviting and casual atmosphere without compromising on elegance. The grand geometric patterns and soft, distressed colors make this Persian Serapi rug a timeless beauty. Measures: 09'06" x 10'06". Available on 1stdibs
 
This antique Lilihan (Lylyan) rug features a curvilinear pattern and is composed of classic floral arabesque motifs. Lilihan is in what used to be called the Kemereh district. Other major Lilihan rug producers in the region include Khomeine and Reihan. Lilihan (Lylyan) rugs, with their longer pile, were made primarily for the United States and less prominent in Europe. One of the main characteristics of Lilihan rugs is the pink rose colored weft. They are slightly more coarse, but tightly flat woven, making them particularly durable. Lilihan carpets are similar to Sarouk rugs in style, thickness and color. This lavishly detailed antique Persian Lilihan rug has a gorgeous variegated brown and rust color palette that radiates regal composition. The refined allure of the angular patterns in this beautiful antique Lilihan shine through in the series of guard borders complementing the allover pattern in the field. Measures: 07'07" x 09'08"
 

This early 20th century Persian Mahal elaborate designs and impeccable craftsmanship can heighten a room’s sense of place in history. With its intentional distressed appearance and highly decorative aesthetic, this antique Persian Mahal displays a medley of exquisitely composed designs creating a rhythmic, majestic cadence throughout this irresistible composition. A scrolling allover pattern of geometric motifs and abstract florals dance idyllically across the field in subdued hues, including variegated shades of sage green, grey, brown and beige. The borders are equally as charismatic, with equally masterful color shifts among the complementary tones. This distressed Persian Mahal and its remarkably refined weave amplifies the magnificent detail throughout the entire composition. The relaxed palette and weathered look complement concrete or brick walls, wood, marble or concrete floors for a more industrial aesthetic. The city of Mahallat, which is between the cities of Arak and Delijan, is not only famous for Oriental rugs and carpets, but also exploring this world revealing ancient traditions and secrets passed down for thousands of years from generation to generation. Many Mahals can be recognized from their all-over motifs such as the Herati and the Mina Khani, while others present the central medallion format, seen often in other Persian carpet styles. Classic Mahal antique carpets are favored by many for their originality and inspired artistry, and have forged an important niche in today’s interior design market for their versatility with the finest interiors and other works of art. Measures: 10'03" x 13'07"
 
 

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Kilims are flat woven carpets or rugs produced from around the world, mostly in Turkey (Anatolia and Thrace), North Africa, Scandinavia, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and China. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. They are handmade by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The weft strands, which carry the visible design and color, are almost always wool, while the hidden warp strands can be either wool or cotton. The warp strands are only seen at the ends, where they appear as the fringe and usually tied in bunches, to ensure unraveling of the weave. Making a Kilim rug is highly regarded folk art and there is a great deal of symbolism in the designs. Kilim symbols may vary according to their changes of color, placement in the pattern or slight modification of shape. With multiple patterns, motifs, colors and sizes available, Kilim rugs can fit practically any style of design, be it classical, traditional, contemporary, Bohemian chic, modern or rustic. Kilim rugs are used as floor coverings, wall-hangings, bedspreads or as pillow covers, to name just a few of their uses. Today, Kilims are not only found in the home, but also in offices where they take the edge off the usual formality. Discover unique appeal of Kilims from Esmaili Rugs and Antiques - see how we can help you incorporate these beautiful geometric and diamond medallion designs into your home. Browse our Kilim Collection.