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Q&A: No Turkey in the Rug Estimator?

 

Question:

Rug Estimator

In the very interesting Rug Estimator tool, why is there no Turkey listed as a country of origin?

-anonymous

 

Response: 

Hello, Great question

There were several reasons we left Turkey out:

The rug estimator pro was programmed with many thousands of unique genre rugs from importers, auction houses, and inventories across the US.  From the rugs used, the Turkish Rug population was found to be an an unreliable and inconclusive sample.  Therefore, in an effort to maintain the integrity of the algorithm, we had to exclude it as an origin category for the time being.

With the above being said, we are still confident that estimating a Turkish rug would not be a problem.  While we hope to include Turkey in the future, as of right now there are so many variables when it comes to Turkish Rugs, we cannot foresee this being something we will do in the near future. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding your rug, or wish for feedback, please bring your carpet/rug to our Oriental Rug Forum!  It's free to register and use.

Thank you for writing in & all the best,

- Rug Rag

 

 

We look forward to talking with anyone who may have questions on or about oriental rugs.  We are an Independent Reviewer, and will give you our opinion for any rug, new or old.  Should you have any questions you would like to submit for a blog entry response, please do so, and be sure to include photographs of your rug.  For more information, please take a look at the bottom of this page, or feel free to Contact Us at Info@rugrag.com

 

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