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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: Romania
Typical Characteristics of a hand knotted carpet from Romania

Yarn Ply: 2 Ply
2 ply/cord wool pile

KPSI: Knots Per Square Inch: Very Good 131 - 220 KPSI
Knot density measured in one area as approximately 11x12, or roughly 132 KPSI

SPECIALTY Design / Style / Weave: N/A
Romanian Interpretation of a traditional Daghestan Prayer rug (Antique Caucasian Style)

Fibers: Wool pile & Wool foundation
Both pile fiber and foundation show clear characteristics of Wool Fiber.

Irregularities in Shape or Design: No, or insignificant variance
Half Map Design Rug with what appears to be both a symmetrical weave and design

Age: New - 20 yrs

Tea Wash / Luster Wash: No
Rug does not exhibit signs of an "antique wash," "herbal wash" or "Golden Wash." Luster appears to be untreated, as original

Authentic / Signed: No

Sun Fade, Oxidation, Change in Dye Lots: No
Rug does not exhibit discrepancies between coloration in comparison of the reverse side to the face. No significant abrash, change in dye lot or other.

Painted and Chalked Rugs: No
No noted areas of post production alteration. Appears "as original"

Merchant: EJ
Inventory Number: 0101
Size: 2' 11" x 4' 6"
Link to Original Item
Certificate Date: 1/26/2009

Expert Notes

This rug has been reviewed and verified by two Rug Experts: 100% Hand knotted wool pile on wool foundation area rug from Romania. Design is a classic antique prayer rug (with mihrab top). Heavy "Daghestan" or “Shirvan” design influence. 2 ply wool yarn comprises the pile fiber, with a knot density measuring in the vicinity of 130 +/- KPSI. At the top of the rug, there are traditional design elements including flowering plants, serpents and “ram horn” elements. The border features a simplified “box and arrows” (P.F. Stone) repeating design. Field is ivory with ivory border. Rug is appears fully intact with no end or corner loss. Seller has noted size excludes fringe. Check with seller on details regarding condition.

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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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