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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
SW Iran

Yarn Ply: 2 Ply

SPECIALTY Design / Style / Weave: Gabbeh
Gabbeh Rug/Runner. Open field with four major guls, five minor guls

Number of Colors: 5 to 6
Colors used may be actual color of the wool. The wool constituting the pile appears undyed, and/or possible natural dyes

Color Run: No
No photographic evidence of any color run

Fibers: Wool pile & Wool foundation
Wool pile with what appears to be a full goat hair, or wool and goat hair blended foundation. The foundation is comprised of 3 main colors, a black, grey and white hair which is significantly longer and straighter than wool would normally appear.

Age: 21 - 49 yrs
Signed date in corner of the field translates to the calendar year 1347 (Persian Date), or roughly 1968 A.D. (Julian date)

Tea Wash / Luster Wash: No

Authentic / Signed: Other
Center minor gul features an inscription/signature of "Mohammadine"

Sun Fade, Oxidation, Change in Dye Lots: No
Photographs show no evidence of sun fade, oxidation or significant change in dye lots.

Painted and Chalked Rugs: No
Rug appears free of post production color alterations

Merchant: nomads_11
Inventory Number: 101
Size: 3' 1" x 6' 1"
Link to Original Item
Certificate Date: 11/22/2008

Expert Notes

Hand Knotted Gabbeh runner/rug. Wool pile may be "as natural," or un-dyed. Foundation is comprised of longer, straighter fiber, which may be goat hair and/or goat hair blended. The design features an open field with four major Guls and five minor Guls. 2 ply yarn, with slight offset to knots. Signed "Mohmammadine" and Dated 1347 (we believe this is a Persian Date), which may place this rug at or around 1968 A.D. (Julian Calendar date) Seller States the Following: "The only condition issue is a 3" area in the flat weave selvedge. This end piece has been unbound (see pictures) and there is a slight unraveling of the selvedge end about 2 1/2" from the pile weaving ends."

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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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