Many of you have asked me to put together the ultimate guide to vintage rug sources on Etsy post since there are so many vendors and options on the site. While most of my rugs are from the flea market (like the one in our living room), I have found some great rugs on Etsy. Plus, if you can’t make it to a flea market, Etsy is easy to shop at home (in your pjs!). Whether you want Persian rugs, kilim rugs or Moroccan rugs, you can find them all on Etsy.
Before we dive into the vintage rug sources, here are some tips when shopping for vintage rugs:
- While some wear is normal on vintage rugs and while imperfections add character, don’t buy a rug that is falling apart.
- Always ask for more pictures if you’re unsure about color, damage or the lighting. Just send the seller a message asking for what you need.
- Before you buy, double check shipping cost and return policy. While shipping is fairly inexpensive for rugs, sometimes duties and taxes can add up for international shipping. When it comes to returns, make sure you can get your money back if the rug isn’t exactly what you expected or wanted.
- Always confirm sizing. Modern rugs come in standard sizes but not vintage rugs. Because vintage and antique are handmade, the sizes tend to be more unique.
Ultimate Guide to Vintage Rug Sources
LOOM + FIELD is a small studio offering handcrafted home goods created by artisans around the world including vintage boucherouite and berber rugs. Proceeds empower women weavers in Morocco with literacy education and training. Shipping is quick and usually within 1 week.
El Ramla Hamra offers the most beautiful and colorful selection of vintage boucherouite and Beni Ourain rugs as well as Moroccan wedding blankets, poufs and pillows. Shipping is fast and rugs arrive ready to use.
Old New House offers antique and semi-antique rugs as well as vintage furniture and household items. The items are expertly curated, plus they have a nice return policy.
Carpetmania offers beautiful handcrafted rugs. If you’re searching for rugs with deep red or bright coral hues, look no further than Carpetmania.
Berbul offers authentic Moroccan vintage decor including Beni Ourain rugs, boucherouite and azilal rugs, Moroccan wedding blankets and more. Plus, all rugs are shipped Express and they arrive cleaned, washed and ready to use in your home or office.
RugToGo offers a collection of rugs from different regions/cultures. They list items on a daily basis and offer quick shipping throughout the world.