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How do you appraise an Oriental rug?
Last Updated: 29th January, 2020
- Find the Knots-Per-Inch or KPI. One of the items that can have a profound effect on the value of an Oriental rug is a carpet's knots-per-inch, or KPI.
- Identify Your Rug's Origin. An Oriental rug's country of origin can drastically sway its appraisal value.
- Learn Your Rug's Age and Condition.
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Keeping this in consideration, how do I find out what my rug is worth?
Take a look at the reverse side of your rug and choose a 1 inch x 1 inch area. Count both the horizontal weave and the vertical run. Multiply the two together to find the your knot density. Generally speaking, the more densely bound a rug is, the higher its quality and thus its price.
Subsequently, question is, how can you tell if a rug is handmade Oriental? There are a few tips you can look for when trying to identify a handmade Oriental rug.
- Look on the back of the rug at the weave.
- Look for unevenness in the colored knots on the back of the rug.
- Now look at the front of the rug.
- You may notice slight color changes making thick or thin stripes in the rug.
Subsequently, question is, how do I know if my Persian rug is valuable?
On the topside, fold the carpet, revealing the tufts. Check to be sure the color goes to the base of each tuft and look for knots at the base. These are also indicators that the rug is handmade. Handmade Persian rugs are considerably more valuable than machine-made rugs.
What makes an Oriental rug valuable?
1) Age Relative to Condition–The main consideration used in valuing antique Oriental rugs. Age relative to condition applies to antique and vintage Oriental rugs. The older the rug is and the better condition the rug is in, then generally the higher the value.