The art of carpet weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the history of mankind. Antique carpets tell this centuries-long story of trade in hand-knotted carpets.
Even today, the classic oriental carpet enjoys a great value. The traditional craft has been passed down from generation to generation and has since developed in many directions.
Our section Mischioff Antiques offers antique collectibles of various provenances: Antique carpets from the Caucasus, Iran, Turkey and China. Let yourself be enchanted by the charm of the classic carpet and discover the diverse collection from the house Mischioff.
Whether classic Persian rugs, Anatolian and Caucasian designs or ornate Chinese carpets - the Mischioff Antiques offer something special for every lover of classic carpets. Despite their great age of up to 150 years, the antique carpets are in excellent condition - true craftsmanship that lasts for generations.
The traditional knotting of the carpets is important condition for the high quality of the carpets. Only vegetable dyes were used to dye the wool, which provide an interesting and balanced play of colors. In a traditional way, classic masterpieces were thus created, carefully crafted by hand.
The Mischioff AG is in possession of a rich fund of antique collectibles from Anatolia, China, Persia and the Caucasus. The Antiques Collection is characterized by rare antique carpets. The hand-picked collection is a real centerpiece of the traditional Swiss company.
Antique carpets delight lovers around the world with their special charm and fascinating patterns and colors. Each region of origin has its own techniques and special forms of expression, on the basis of which the carpets can be classified and evaluated. The exquisite collection can be viewed on request in the Mischioff showroom.
Weaving kilims has a centuries-old tradition. Depending on their origin, they have a variety of patterns and motifs: images of plants and all kinds of animals to special symbols - they express feelings such as satisfaction and happiness.
At an age of about 60 to 90 years, one speaks of semi-antique woven carpets, from an age of 100 years, the kilim carpets are considered antique by connoisseurs.
The majority of our antique woven carpets come from the Caucasus, which delight with their partly geometric, partly floral motifs. The stylish Kazak, Shirvan and Karabagh kilim as well as graceful Soumak and Verne not only have great collector value, but are also extremely decorative in today's interiors.
From Anatolia come various Anatol and Van kilims, which also offer a wide selection for lovers of antique unique pieces. Kashgai and Senneh kilims from Persia round out the extensive Mischioff collection.
All designs of the Mischioff collections as well as the current stock can be found in our online catalog. Register without obligation for an insight into our carpet world.
The long tradition of the art of carpet weaving from the Caucasus is reflected in a typical geometric design language. Our collection of antique Caucasian carpets includes pieces of various sizes, designs, provenances.
Depending on the region, Caucasian carpets have their own characteristics and differ in their weave, the colors used and their individual design language. The special richness of symbolism and shapes varies depending on the place of production, the geometric patterns of the borders and center fields as well as the contrasting plant colors serve as characteristic commonalities of the Caucasian carpets.
The heyday of Caucasian carpet production is in the years 1880 to 1940, during which time the world market was supplied with a large number of Kazak and Shirvan carpets, and even today these special carpets enjoy a high reputation.
The Mischioff AG has probably one of the largest collections of antique Caucasian carpets in Europe and covers the diverse spectrum almost completely. Fachralu, Bordjalu, Lenkoran, Karatchoph, Chondoresk, Sewan, Talish, Lori Pamback, and many more are well known to every connoisseur of Caucasian carpets. In addition, a variety of Bochara, Hatschlu and Yamout carpets complete the range.
The art of carpet weaving in China is based on a highly developed culture, but is one of the younger branches of Chinese arts and crafts. The artistic motifs make the Chinese carpets look very lively and each carpet seems to tell its own special story.
Thus, real works of art have been created, extremely decorative and with a lot of history. Traditional, symbolic motifs such as the Chinese dragon are the focus of these special carpets, framed by rather simple patterns and borders. Typical basic colors of Chinese carpets are blue and beige, rarely also red, yellow or green.
With their special knotting and beautiful motifs and colors, the Chinese carpets are extremely decorative and a sought-after collector's item. The Mischioff AG is in possession of a very diverse collection of antique pieces and offers the different types of Chinese carpets from small decorative cushions to pillar carpets.
Also some specimens of antique Tibetan carpets can be found in the collection, which again have their own symbolic language. The large collection of Pao Tou, Chotan, Kashgar, Ningxia and Peking rugs can be viewed in our showroom.
The region of the former empire of Persia is the home of many important types of carpets. The magnificent and valuable carpets from today's Iran delight lovers all over the world with their variety of colors and fantastic patterns.
The courtly carpet art in the years from 1850 - 1930 can be called thereby the high bloom of the Persian carpet. During this period, a large number of unique carpets were produced for the sultan's palaces and for export. On the basis of the applied knotting technique and the individual design language, the oriental carpets can be assigned to the different regions.
A very fine knotting, sometimes up to one million knots per square meter, characterizes many antique Persian carpets. Floral borders and artistic inner fields with a great wealth of different motifs and shapes are characteristic features of these special carpets. Since time immemorial, a genuine oriental carpet is the best example of traditional craftsmanship and fascinates carpet lovers around the world.
The Mischioff AG is in possession of a very diverse collection of antique wool and silk carpets of the most different kinds. Connoisseurs and collectors can view the magnificent and perfectly preserved Sarouk, Ferahan, Isfahan, Tabriz, Kirman and Kashan carpets at any time on request in the showroom near Zurich - just make an appointment.
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The art of carpet weaving in Anatolia has a very long tradition. The origin of carpet weaving in this region was about 5000 years ago. During this time, a variety of known types of carpets were created, most of which are named after the different areas and localities.
Anatolian carpets always use their own language of forms and signs, special color schemes give the carpet from Anatolia a special expression.
From expressive wool car pets (e.g. Konya, Sivas, Bergama, Malatya) to fine silk car pets (e.g. Kum Kapi, Tossounian, Kayseri), our diverse collection covers a wide range of Anatolian carpets. Despite the high age of 80 up to 150 years, all pieces are in excellent condition and a pleasure for every lover of antique, Anatolian carpets.
The extensive collection of Anatolian carpets can be viewed on request in our showroom near Zurich. The antique and modern carpet collections are presented here on about 600 square meters of exhibition space.
Our antique collection as well as all rugs of our versatile modern collections are displayed in our online catalog as well as in the large Mischioff showroom in Embrach near Zurich. Experience the diversity of our assortment and make an appointment today - we look forward to your visit!