Antique Carpets and Rugs, those that are at least eighty years old, are a finite commodity whose number can only diminish - it can never increase. When applied to antique carpets and rugs, the term "antique" implies more than age. Antique carpets with hand-spun wool and natural dyes have a more luminous, animated surface with an illusion of depth.
In addition, the design of twentieth century rugs and carpets began to change. As western influence expanded across the Middle East, the native cultures began to lose their authenticity, and their ability to maintain traditional carpet designs diminished along with their ability to preserve traditional master craft techniques.
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