Vintage rugs are decorative heavy textiles that are at least 30 years old. This general category is very diverse and includes rugs from all over the world, (both the Orient and Occident). To put vintage carpets on the timeline, we can assume they were made after the year 1920. Antique carpets, on the other hand, were made before that date. This division is rather conventional because the border between an antique rug and a vintage rug is fluent and shifts over time. One day, all vintage carpets will become antique. Another, more accurate way to categorize vintage rugs is to link them to the birth of Modernism. This method of categorization introduces the term ‘mid-century rugs.