Antique rugs are generally defined as if they are made more than a century ago. If a rug is categorized as an antique rug, it must be nearly or more than 100 years old. Mostly they are in oriental style rugs. Semi-antique rug must be at least 50 years old to be considered as semi antique rug or carpet category. Runners and kilim can be also be antique and semi antique if the age is old enough.
These rugs and carpets are often made by traditional rug master weavers with some certain techniques. Some of the rugs can be vintage rugs which are not older than 50 years, but still considered as antique.