How Do You Determine The Value Of Persian Rugs?
Persian rugs are considered works of art, and the craft of weaving Persian rugs extends back thousands of years. As with most forms of art, there are, of course, impostors and lesser versions of the real thing. When purchasing a Persian rug, follow a few important steps to judge whether the rug is authentic and of good quality–namely, that its color, pattern, construction, and design quality are up to market standards. Determine whether the rug is handmade. It is more valuable if it has been made by a trained craftsman, as opposed to a machine. Turn the rug over to see if the pattern of the rug is clearly visible from the bottom. Check the rug’s individual threads to make sure they are knotted at the base. Well-trained craftsmen knot each thread of their rugs by hand. If the rug does not pass either of these tests, it is not handmade. Check the pattern of the rug carefully. More intricate patterns or a variety of patterns indicate that the rug was not only handmade, but made by a part