One of our objective on rugrag.com is to review oriental rugs. While there are areas of the site where we make note of rugs up for Auction online or at major auction houses, we encourage all internet users to take advantage of Rug Rag Resources prior to Purchasing. Other options include using the search box at the top right corner of the site, or taking a careful look at our Oriental Rug Archive for previous entries.
By featuring an ebay rug or carpet on Rug Rag, we are not endorsing
nor suggesting that you purchase the item(s). Conversely, if we
discuss a deceptive or misleading listing as posted online, we are not
suggesting the public refrain from purchase, but consider the validity
of claims made. By making note of any eBay or online listing, we are
merely taking the opportunity to talk about one of our favorite
subjects, which does not suggest we have seen the item in person, which would be the ideal form of inspection. While determining colors online is not easy, and despite the resources of larger rug sellers possibly having
"color specialist" for online display, in the instances of
antique rugs and carpets, tones and contrast may be very important to a
collector regarding value. If we make note of unusually deep contrast,
we are not staking a claim against the seller, merely suggesting the
buyer clarify the image presented before them with the seller prior to
purchase. We suggest communication with all sellers, and once again, for all those interested in the purchase and acquisition of Oriental Rugs and Persian Carpets to have several experts weigh in.