Qualities of an Oriental Rug
Age relative to condition is a important consideration used in valuing Oriental rugs.
Age relative to condition applies to antique and vintage Oriental rugs. The nature of limited supply in old and one-of-a-kind handmade rugs can be one of the most important things to consider when appraising a rug’s value. The older the rug is and the better condition the rug is in, then generally the higher the value.
The Country of Origin
The country of origin is very important in both new and antique rugs. Antique carpets have different values associated with specific types of rugs from a variety of countries. The country of origin impacts the values of antique rugs too. A particular region, village or tribe may be renowned for their craftsmanship or beauty during the time that the carpet was made.
Dyes Used in Construction
The natural dyes are consistently preferred to the synthetic chromium dyes for their natural beauty. When rugs are dyed using natural dyes the colors appear less intense and saturated. The added labor, knowledge and scarcity of these experts adds value to a rug that has been woven with naturally dyed wool.
Structure and Density of a Knot
While knot size is a consideration, the more important consideration is the density of the wool and how the knots are tied. One quick way to tell some about the durability of an Oriental rug is to feel the handle of it. If it is very loosely woven it is going to feel very flimsy in your hand it is not going to wear as well as a rug with a sturdier but still supple handle.
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