Also do you have a rug gallery or rug store?
Given certain criteria is met, purchasing a high dollar value rug online is not as bad an idea as some would have you think. If accurate information is provided by the seller, recent photographs with thorough item description, in addition to a fair and feasible return policy being allotted, you're off to a good start. The main objective as a buyer should be to make sure information is clear and transparent, and the seller has a good reputation along side a rug verification from us. We are the first independent third party to review the exact rug under consideration! Always make sure the item has no odor, no uneven tension, lays flat and even try running it by the pros in our Forum.
It's tough to give a blanket approval of any one seller. Certain stores specialize in certain rugs. Advertising techniques change over time. This particular piece appears to be a Chinese silk going by the design, materials, knot alignment, colors,
fringe knotting, and kilim. However, we did not see this information provided for confirmation in the item
description. If the rugis destined for a high traffic area or if it matters to you, consider asking what exactly the gold thread is made of.
Item is advertised with 400 KPSI which may be an honest
mistake. We counted 14x14, which comes to roughly 196 kpsi, or roughly half
what's advertised. KPSI should always be measured in 2 or more areas, ideally 3
closer to the field.
Ask the seller to have the rug verified with us and we can clarify this
information. Check with seller for return policy, it's good to clarify these specifics prior to making arrangments or purchase.
Lastly, to answer your final question: We do not have a
gallery, nor do we have a rug store. Rather than offering rugs
ourselves, we reinforce specific items from reputable brick and mortar stores and encourage online sellers to provide honest descriptions, have good business practices, fair prices and accurate item descriptions.
for contacting and best of luck!
- Rug Rag
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reverse side of the rug very close up with a quarter placed on the
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detail shot of the pile. If the rug is worn, please include
photographs of worn areas. For rugs of any age, please be sure to
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