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RugRabbit Marketplace Resource

August 27, 2009

We often are approached by internet visitors on how they may get started in the world of collecting rugs. While one of our favorite hot spots is eBay's most watched rugs, there is another site which has caught our attention over the years. more

Selling Your Oriental Rug? Authenticate area Rugs: Antique, New, Round Rug, Square Rug, or Rectangle!

August 15, 2008

Rug Rag Verifications provide your Oriental Rug with a Professional "Report Card" for Online Retailers and Private Parties alike. A Rug Rag Verification sets reputable sellers apart from the rest of the crowd with our Rug Rag Badge, building consumer confidence that an Independent, third party has reviewed and confirmed up to 20 characteristics of Hand Made Oriental Carpets and Area rugs. more

Highest Prices Paid for Caucasian Rugs

December 4, 2007

While many of the most recognizable and priceless Oriental Rugs reside in museums, there are private collections which yield museum quality rugs. Of course, they do sell at a premium... more

Stolen Carpets

December 4, 2007

“Thinking of adding that beautiful old Oriental rug to your private collection?  Take a look at some of these sites listed below.  As with many precious items, a black market does …” more

Largest Hand Tufted Rug

December 3, 2007

This rug is hand made in India. A hand tufted rug is created on a canvas sheet, where the wool is then poked through with a "tufting gun" to create both a pile and design. The rug is then sheared and glued. more


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Specializing in: Rugs | Area Rugs | Antique Rugs | Oriental Rugs | Appraisals 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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