Hand woven carpets and rugs which are almost 100 yrs old, defines their values and besides the size. How to comprehend the technical aspects of the rugs and know if it was made in bulk or on-demand.
Rugs are one thing (to me) that always must be seen in person by a rug expert to tell you what you have and the value.
Factors the person will examine are:
1. Number of knots per inch and type of knot
2. Fabric/materials--like is thread silk, cotton, wool, a mix etc.
3. What the backing is made from
I am highly dubious of anyone that will be able to do this all from photos, but perhaps in the COVID world some expert has perfected this type of reviewI have not had to had a rug looked at in a long time so I am not up on today's protocols. In my past, it has always needed to be done in person.
If you are in or near a big city you can start with antique stores and auction houses to find a rug expert or your home insurance agent may have a reputable person to seek services. I say that because some rugs are quite valuable and need insurance riders on them and the agents often have certified experts to do this work.
Post back what you learn! Pretty pieces!! Thanks for sharing!
It is very difficult to determine the age, and therefore the price of the carpet from the photographs. The age of a rug is one of the critical points in determining the value of it. A rug of 100 years or more is considered antique and will fetch the highest price.
The back of the rug offers a better opportunity to determine age. As a rug ages, the underside will become polished or abraded, diminishing the fuzzy or hairy texture. Very old rugs will feel gritty, sandy, or even smooth on the back. Even tightly woven rugs become supple with time.
Hand made rugs have non-uniform knots.
A aera rug is considered an antique if it is at least 50 years old. Here is some info on this .www.therugwarehouse.com/