Vintage rugs and antique carpets are beautiful home furnishings and solid artistic investments that combine tradition, stability, and timelessness. Antique rugs are imported mainly from China, Persia, India, Afghanistan, Caucasus, and Turkey. Some come from the countless villages in the heights of the Middle Atlas Mountains in North Africa. Vintage rugs have more artistic integrity, as they are exclusively hand-woven. They are sold all over the world, with customers more than willing to pay whatever it takes to give their homes a makeover and decorate them in style. To avoid paying the premium price charged by dealers and galleries specializing in antique rugs, it is always worth trying your luck at flea markets, antique malls, and estate sales. In fact, it is not uncommon to find authentic vintage rugs or antique carpets sold at very low prices.