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Uneven Cut Pile

March 24, 2010

With few exceptions (such as rugs intentionally treated with shearing practices and chemicals for aesthetics to 'antique' them), instances of hard scoring or strong lines and unevenly cut pile can affect value.

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Laleh Abbasi

March 24, 2010

Often, designs found in this area of rugs are highly reciprocating, featuring complimentary colors, and patterns which if viewed from either direction have the same contour, adding perspective and dimensionality. Appearing similar to the cross section of a 'pawn,' this repeating pattern rarely implements more than a few colors.

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Not Abrash

March 24, 2010

We recently made an entry on abrash: What it is, and how to identify. In doing so, we also found a disconcerting tactic used by an eBay seller. They applied the term 'abrash' to a rug which did not exhibit such beautiful color changes, rather a rug which had severe stains!

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Abrash

March 24, 2010

Abrash: A term used to describe color variations found in hand knotted and machine made rugs

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Super Antique Silk on Silk Persian Rug

March 12, 2010

Very old and beautiful silk on silk rug with blue and yellow foundation warps.

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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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