Carpets and rugs from Asia have been popular in western culture and markets for hundreds of years; the famous 16th century German-born painter Hans Holbein, renowned for his portraits of famous Brits such as Henry VIII, even has a style named after him for the significance of these carpets in his desirable portraits.
We've collated together some essential tips for buying antiques and vintage items. Be flexible and patient. Commercialisation has made us picky and impatient. It takes time and a keen eye to shop vintage, be open-minded, browse and investigate whatever catches your eye.