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Oriental Rugs Are They Worth The Money?

I once had a glass of wine from a five-hundred-dollar bottle. I like wine, but I'm not an expert or connoisseur it could have been a box wine; I probably wouldn't have known the difference. An educated understanding fosters aprication and desire, and worth this is true with wine and new and antique oriental rugs. After all, why buy an expensive bottle of wine when you can get a gallon box for seven bucks?


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What Is An Oriental Rug? 

An Oriental rug in the classical sense, is a handmade woven carpet made in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus region, the rug weaving belt from Morroca to China. Knots are the one at a time by and on warps strung tightly on looms. Oriental rugs are woven of wool, silk, cotton, and sometimes linen.

Oriental rugs are known for their rich symbolism, intricate designs, and rich colors. The motifs used in Oriental rugs can vary greatly and often have cultural or symbolic significance, and designs are often associated with specific villages, towns, tribes, and ethnic groups.  The price range and value of Oriental rugs depend on many factors such as materials used and knot count age and rarity so oriental carpets can be very expensive and valuable or very affordable. 

What Is An Authentic Persian Rug 

A Persian rug is a handwoven carpet made in Iran (formerly known as Persia until 1935). Persian rugs are considered by many to be some of the finest rugs in the world. Regardless Iran has a long, rich history and culture surrounding carpet weaving. 

Like other rug-weaving countries, Persian rugs are made of natural fibers, such as wool and silk, to create the pile of the carpet, and the tightness and density of the knotting can affect the quality and durability of the rug.

The designs and patterns of Persian rugs vary greatly, from primitive geometric designs to high knot count floral rug designs utilizing several dozen colors. In Iran, until the early 20th century, dyes were from natural dyes sources of colors. An experienced rug dealer or appraiser can help determine the authenticity of a Persian rug.

The quality of Persian rugs can vary greatly, and so can authenticity. Countries such as India and China make less expensive copies of Persian rugs that are sometimes sold as authentic Persian carpets. It is important to do your research and purchase from a reputable source for Persian carpets since hand-woven rugs find their way to online retailers, Auctions, and specialty rug and carpet retailers. 

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