All Rug Rag distinguished rugs are examples of oriental rugs which fit all of the following criteria:
1. Over 70 years of age as of 2008.
2. Mint or Near Mint condition - Each example we list are literally in as close to unused condition as possible: As though they had been cut from the loom, then placed under private collection.
3. Exclusive to Rug Rag - These are rugs which may only be found on rugrag.com. Not available through any other source or advertised elsewhere.
4. Valued at no less than $50,000 - Although not all of the rugs seen in the Distinguished Rugs section are for sale, if they were, each individual rug would be valued no less than $50,000 USD.
5. Unusual in quality, size and or genre - Rugs can be rare for many reasons. What makes our Distinguished Rugs section unique is that every rug is in excellent condition, of 70 years or older, special quality, genre, style, and often of unusual size.
6. "Cream of the Crop" - Each of Rug Rag's Distinguished Rugs are the best of the best in all aspects. There are no substitutes for these Carpets.