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Interesting Video: Hand Shearing Persian Design Silk Rugs Thin

January 23, 2009

Take a look at this video demonstrating how Persian Silks are trimmed carefully by hand with simple tools. Final result: a near perfectly even pile height for a thin rug. more

Amish Heat Surge Ad Features Persian Rugs

January 19, 2009

Carpets show up in commercials and ads all the time. However, from reviews we've read, perhaps the Rugs seen within may be more warming than the appliance advertised :( Here's the "Amish Made" Heat Surge Commercial. Perhaps the 2 for 1 deal goes for the rugs too? Take a look inside for tips on Keywords more

"I Love This Rug" Says Clinton on the Bush Oval Office Carpet White House

January 8, 2009

Sure, Clinton had his own office Rug, but he LOVES Bush's

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Information on Caucasian Rugs: Lecture by JBOC at the Textile Museum in Washington

December 30, 2008

Barry O'Connell of lecturing at the Washington DC Textile Museum on Ethnolinguistic Examination of Caucasian Rugs (Kazaks, Shivan and Others). This is a multi-part series: more

Antique Persian Silk Rugs Powder and Deterioration

December 1, 2008

Silk antique rugs and carpets are generally among the most sought after Oriental Rugs. While silk is considered to be a very resilient natural fiber, it's very important to recognize the conditional issues which may arise after time takes it's toll. 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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