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Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Certificate of Authenticity

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Verified Characteristics

Based on the information provided by the seller, the experts believe the following characteristics about this rug to be accurate.

Authentic Hand Knotted Oriental Rug

Country: Iran
True Persian Rug

Yarn Ply: 2 Ply

KPSI: Knots Per Square Inch: Good 99-130 KPSI
Knot density measured with standard US Quarter, which is marginally less than 1"x1". Approximate KSPI is 120. Vertical knot count 10, horizontal 12.

SPECIALTY Design / Style / Weave: Sarouk (Iran 40+ Years Old) ALL Feraghan, AM, Etc
Mohajeran Sarouk

Fibers: Wool pile & Cotton foundation

Irregularities in Shape or Design: Design Mapped off Center
Not atypical of this type of rug and does not necessarily impact value. However, it appears as though the design is slightly more elongated on one side, and slightly more compressed on the other.

Age: 75 - 99 yrs
Age mentioned as 1910 although this could be debatable. We place the carpet's age around 1920. In 10 years, the carpet certainly will be an 'antique'

Pile Height: Very Low and/or Very Uneven: foundation may show
Although we did not identify areas of foundation showing, 'knot heads' are visible in isolated areas as seen in images below.

Merchant: None Specified
Inventory Number: 62509
Size: 11' 5" x 16' 9"
Certificate Date: 6/25/2009

Expert Notes

True Persian Carpet, Mohajeran Sarouk from around 1920. Allover field with floral sprays. Visible, isolated wear. Noted age as 1910 by vendor, although this could be debatable. An antique Oriental rug or carpet is defined by the ORRA as a piece which meets or exceeds 100+ years of age. This 100 year old rule reflects a more conservative evaluation, which is a nod to an old internationally accepted customs law. To this day, most museums, reputable sellers and collectors alike will only consider an Oriental Rug as being "antique" if it is, in fact, 100 years or older. However, certainly within 10 years this rug will be considered an 'Antique'.

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This is a Certificate provided by as an independent third party reviewer. Characteristics verified are deductions made from photographs provided by the seller, or are an educated analysis determined by our expert staff. Should you have any questions regarding the attributions listed above, or wish to contribute to this verification, please send us an e-mail:

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