4 Questions to Always Ask a Persian Rug Dealer

When it comes to purchasing a fine, hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug, it’s best if come prepared before visiting some rug dealers. What do we mean by prepared? You should have done some research on what makes a fine, hand-knotted rug. You should know a bit about the history of Persian and Oriental rugs. You should know how to tell

Misconceptions About Persian Rugs

Do you think that all genuine Persian rugs are antiques? Do you believe that any old Persian or Oriental rug is valuable? Are you certain that your hand-made Oriental/Persian rug will go up in value over the years? Do you believe that a hand woven Persian rug is always better made than a hand-made Oriental rug? If you answered yes

Survival Guide for the First-Time Persian Rug Buyer

If you’ve never before purchased a hand-knotted Persian or Oriental rug, you may be a tad nervous – and understandably so. After all, the reason you’re purchasing one of these gorgeous textiles is because you’ve heard of their beauty, the craftsmanship that goes in to their creation, their extreme durability (centuries, anyone?), and their high cost. You also no doubt

Fringe Repair

The Fringe Benefits of Proper Fringe Repair: Why proper fringe maintenance matters First we have to know how fine rugs are made. Fine rugs are made on a loom. Warps: are the parallel vertical yarns running the length of the rug “interlaced” with the Wefts: horizontal yarns through the warps of the rug. The Warp makes up the backbone of

Will My Persian Rug Appreciate in Value?

If you’ve purchased a new Oriental or Persian rug you may be wondering if it will appreciate in value. After all, you’ve no doubt heard that some antique Persian or Oriental rugs sometimes sell for hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Will your Persian or Oriental rug appreciate in value? But the chance of your new rug appreciating greatly in

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