Old Woven Rugs?


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.


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May 5, 20210 found this helpful

Hand made rugs have non-uniform knots.

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May 5, 20210 found this helpful

A aera rug is considered an antique if it is at least 50 years old. Here is some info on this

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May 5, 20211 found this helpful

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
4. Condition---including wear, tears, missing threads, replaced threads, odors, molds, mildews, and insect infestation (current or past)
5. Pattern name and pattern complexity
6. Size

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!

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May 7, 20210 found this helpful

I believe that PGHgirl has answered your question fully so take her advice and take your rug to an expert as they will be able to authenticate everything about the rug.
It could be valuable and, if so, you need to know this so you can be sure it is properly cared for. You may have to travel some distance to find a true expert because most antique shop/store owners or even appraisers will not have the appropriate knowledge to provide information on your rug.

Do not trust anyone who claims they can provide information from pictures as this is strictly a 'hands on' item.
This information will be expensive but they should provide written information about your rug and also insurance value.

You may be able to join one of these groups and ask for guidance on where to find a reliable person.


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