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I have a piece I am selling and would like to vet your Verification process. It's a gabbeh carpet in all natural dyes (likely not any dyes at all). I believe
the piece is actually woven of all natural undyed wool. The color is
provided by using naturally colored wool. Signed and dated 1909?
Warp appears to be primarily of goat hair (combination of black, white, and
The carpet is in wonderful condition, and while not immaculate, is extremely
Thanks again, looking forward to continued correspondence. I appreciate
what you are trying to accomplish with this, it is a very worthwhile
Awesome looking rug, and thanks for the kind words regarding the Rug Rag Verification process. We look forward to
working with those who wish to make a difference.
We agree on the possibility of this rug
implementing the use of undyed wool, and certainly the foundation alludes to
something other than sheep's wool. Our best guess would be goats hair and
or goat hair blend as you mentioned. Additionally, it would not surprise us if this were an undyed pile, or a "natural wool" color.
I spoke with our specialist on dates. From my understanding, this 1347 is as
marked in the rug. However, our specialist stated there is "no way
this rug is older than 1960, tops", which from our research aligns with
the Persian date 1347 (~1948 a.d.) as opposed to the Islamic or Arabic date 1347 (~1928 a.d.).
Whether or not the rug was re-woven or original, we've had several Rug Rag
affiliates in our network to figure this particular piece is in the vicinity of
60's/early 70's without seeing the date.
Additionally, we have had the signature translated. Apparently it is signed
Thanks for Trying us out! Here is the Verification for your Gabbeh Rug!
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