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Yet Another Rug Dealer for the "Hall of Shame"

March 21, 2009

Up until last year, we would submit incorrectly advertised rug to eBay for removal. The main focus was the "worst of the worst" in offenders: Items submitted would primarily be those which were advertised as "hand knotted" which were actually machine made. However, we found few to no responses as eBay's objective is not to "Authenticate Rugs."

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Fake Oriental Rug "Certificates"

February 8, 2009

We hope what we write about within this post resonates well with you. Please e-mail this article to anyone you may know who is considering purchase of a rug, or anyone you may know in the business.

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Shouldn't a Certificate of Authenticity come From and Independent Source?

November 25, 2008

Times are tough, and some sellers are getting desperate. But shouldn't an Oriental Rug Certificate come from an Independent Source? These Inflated Retail Prices have us thrown in a loop...

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Rug Dealers Re-weaving the History of Oriental and Persian Rugs: Bastardizing the Carpet Industry

August 21, 2008

A lot of our readers are new to the Oriental Rug scene, and being that Rug Rag's goal is market transparency, it's important to identify areas of practice which less than reputable sellers exploit common misconceptions of potential Oriental Rug buyers. In this article, we show a recent, and certainly common misuse of rug terminology to distort the general public's perception of Rugs as seen online.

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More About Rug Rag (RugRag.com)

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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