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Rug and Carpet Questions and Answers: The InBox


Q&A: Nain Rugs

April 7, 2009

Question about Nain Rugs. But is it even a Nain? more

Q&A: What's this Rainbow Senna Worth?

February 21, 2009

"I am interested in having this carpet which I inherited evaluated. Please find attached requested photos, hope they are helpful to assess my carpet. Size is 6.88x4.46 ft. I am interested in knowing its current value." more

Q&A: 12x15 Peshawar and a Big Investment

February 18, 2009

"I am enclosing photos of a recently purchased (on approval) rug. It is 12’2” by 15’4” including fringe. It is a Peshawar Usahka rug. My wife and I had been considering a sisal look alike and just stopped in at an antique rug dealer in NY… and found this piece." more

Q&A: Open Fringe Vs. Closed Fringe

February 2, 2009

"I have seen a Persian rug on which one end has a closed fringe and the other end is open fringe (like ordinary fringe). Is that a defect or is it ok to buy the rug?" more

Q&A: Entryway and Vestibule Rug

January 29, 2009

"Dear Rug Rag, IT'S US AGAIN! Thank you for posting about our other emails and all the help for keywords they were great. Last one for identification, we promise! It's red like the Sarouk but more geometric!" 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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