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Hand Knotted Oriental Rug
Certificate of Authenticity

This Certificate is only valid for the unique one-of-a-kind rug matching the inventory number on the Certificate. Please make sure that the name of the seller and the inventory number match the item on the e-commerce site you make your purchase. This Certificate is just one tool, and we encourage you to use all available resources before making a purchasing decision.


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

Condition: Excellent
Rug has 100% full, original fringe, free of repairs, and shows no signs of wear.

Yarn Ply: 2 Ply

KPSI: Knots Per Square Inch: Very Fine 320 - 410 KPSI
Knots per square inch are a consistent 18x20 count, or approximately 360 KPSI

SPECIALTY Design / Style / Weave: N/A
Manchester Kashan

Number of Colors: 7 to 8

Color Run: No

Fibers: Manchester Wool & Cotton foundation
Other than the exceptional condition of this carpet, the type of fiber which has been used in production is unusual, extremely soft, of high luster, Manchester wool: Very highly refined and long stapled.

Combined Repairs, Stains, Re-fringe, Dry Rot etc.: None

Irregularities in Shape or Design: No, or insignificant variance

Age: 75 - 99 yrs
Circa 1920's

Pile Height: Normal/Original Height
There is no blooming of the pile whatsoever. Sheering is sharp with high detail, probably no different than the day it was woven.

Tea Wash / Luster Wash: No

Authentic / Signed: Other
The rug has a signature at the top, centered in the border. The rough translation of this is "Order by Ady Magian"

Sun Fade, Oxidation, Change in Dye Lots: No
This rug is believed to have never before been used.

Painted and Chalked Rugs: No

Merchant: Sample
Inventory Number: 1
Size: 13' 0" x 20' 0"
Link to Original Item
Certificate Date: 5/14/2008

This item is listed for $150,000.00 which is
  • Significantly Below
  • Somewhat Below
  • In Line With
  • Somewhat Above
  • Significantly Above
the average retail price for this type of rug.

Expert Notes


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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:

The information provided above is provided from experience of several or more experts in the field with a 'good faith effort' to accurately present, assess, or otherwise deduce with an educated analysis what the item is, or may be. Signatures/inscriptions and dates found in items are a frontal assessment only unless otherwise noted. Rug Rag is not responsible for ascertaining the seller of the rug is the actual owner. The item above may not have been inspected by Rug Rag in person. Rug Rag does not guarantee condition at time of sale. Other information about this rug, including problems, may not have been provided to If an asking price has been included in the verification, it has not incorporated any taxes, tariffs, duties or shipping costs to your door. Our evaluation of this rug is solely based on the piece identified in the certificate, any evaluation of subsequent charges which the consumer may incur is the responsibility of the buyer to assess.

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