We know it can be overwhelming searching for anything on Pinterest, and yet, as the go-to site for all things beautiful, many of us continue to use Pinterest as a search engine to help us find what we're looking for.
To help whittle down the miles-long list of terms to search for, we've pulled together some keywords that will help you narrow down your Pinterest search for the perfect vintage rug.
This is a non-negotiable. When searching for a vintage rug, you want to make sure you add "handmade" into the title, lest you end up with a machine-made rug that you will have to replace in five years. The hand-knotted nature of vintage rugs is what gives them their unique, one-of-a-kind looks, plus it makes them durable enough to last for generations.
There are dozens of different styles of rugs, but here are some of the most common types:
Oushak - Named for the region in Turkey in which these rugs are made, Oushaks are hand-knotted rugs that often feature motifs like florals or birds.
- Dusty (pink, green, blue, etc.)
Vintage or Antique
Finally, when searching for a vintage rug, you'll want to classify if you prefer vintage, which is considered around 30-80 years old, or antique, which is in the 80+ range. This is a hotly debated subject in the rug world, but the difference is basically old and really old. And if the specific age doesn't matter to you, we recommend simply searching for a handmade vintage rug.
Narrowing down your search with these terms (something like "handmade vintage kilim rug cranberry") will be a great help if you take to Pinterest to find your perfect rug!
As always, reach out to us if you have questions about anything rug related.