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New World Record: $33 Million Carpet Sold

June 6, 2013

17th Century Vase carpet shatters previous record!

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Jacquard Weaving Loom

July 19, 2011

Typically, rugs and textiles created using the Jacquard method of operation are faster and less expensive to create. As opposed to a traditional hand knotted rug, the looms are mechanically set and driven.

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Affordable Antique Rugs

July 18, 2011

Affordable antique rugs, pros and cons. Purchasing online, at a dealer, and what to look out for.

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Osman Hamdi Bey A Lady of Constantinople

February 1, 2011

Turkish Painting 'A Lady of Constantinople' Signed Hamdi Bey '81, with a gorgeous carpet on the floor. Lalah Abassi reciprocating border motif with alternating red and blue. Red field and medallion.

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Soldier Rug

January 30, 2011

A carpet made entirely of toy soldiers and army figurines

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More About Rug Rag (RugRag.com)

Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals

RugRag.com is a blog with industry insider perspective geared toward educating consumers on how to make informed purchasing decisions for rugs of any kind: Area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs, machine made and Persian rugs. We address carpet markets the United States and International.

Our primary focus for education includes area rugs, antique rugs, Oriental rugs and Persian rugs of all types. More detailed entries encompass evaluation of antique rugs, area rugs, chainstitch, dhurrie, flatweave, hand knotted, hand tufted, needlepoint and Oriental rugs of all ages and sizes. We also have helpful buyers guides for new rugs, antique rugs, including mansion size, palace size, and all oversized pieces, including evaluation of the most expensive rugs ever sold, auction watch and many more.

Our Rug Appraisals focus on the values of antique rugs, semi antique rugs, and new rugs including modern contemporary and traditional. Online appraisals may not be honored for replacement value in insurance situations, in which case we may refer our clients to local reputable rug appraisers for appraisal, or travel to you ourselves. We cover the Northeast United States and New England with in-person appraisals when needed, with a focus on the Tri-state area of CT (Fairfield, New Have, & Hartford), NJ (Bergen, Hudson, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union and Morris), NY and NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island) as well as Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties.

The Rug Rag appraisal approach for antique rugs and appraisals of antique rugs may encompass International markets. Newer rug appraisals are primarily geared toward the US Market. States for which we have provided Rug Appraisals to, or provided in person referrals for new and Antique Rugs include: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, and counties within.

Our most popular rug appraisals include antique rugs such as Arak, Bakshaish, Bidjar, Caucasian, Ferahan, Hadji Jalil, Heriz, Isfahan, Kashan, Kazak, Kerman, Kermani, Kermanshah, Laver Kerman, Mohtashem Kashan, Nichols, Oushak, Sarouk, Serapi, Sultanabad, Yazd and many more. Newer rug Appraisals we commonly address are American Sarouk, Arak, Ardebil, Ardekan, Bokhara, Chinese 90 line, Chobi, Gabbeh, Isfahan, Jaipur, Karastan, Kashmir, Kashmir silk, Kilim, Mashad, Nain, Heriz, Nichols art deco, Pakistan Caucasian, Peshawar, Qum, Sarouk, Tabriz and many more.

 
     
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Rug Painting

January 30, 2011

Youtube video of a painted rug - 40 hours in 25 seconds

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Tabriz Carpet

December 18, 2012

“Have you seen this antique Tabriz before? Do you or anyone you know have information about this carpet? http://AntiqueSilkRug.com A substantial reward is posted (see website) …”

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