New Feature: Ask the Rug Experts

One of the great things about our Oriental Rug Blog has been the tremendous response we’ve gotten from readers. It’s clear that people have many questions about Oriental rugs and we’re happy to do our best to answer them. We get loads of emails asking questions about specific rugs. Richard has dutifully sent out dozens […]

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Indian Kashan – Ask the Rug Experts

Q: Could you tell me the approximate value of the Persian Sarouck rug attached, and if there is any market for it? The size is 11’1″ X 7’3″. A: I don’t think the piece is a Sarouk. It looks like an Indian carpet in a Persian Kashan design. This means the carpet is worth about […]

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Buying Rugs in Pakistan – Ask the Experts

Q: We purchased your book Oriental Rugs Today a few weeks ago in Islamabad, our home now for about three months. Thank you so much for putting together a readable, informative guide. It has sparked a deeper interest in buying and learning about how carpets are made. We would like to know if you recommend […]

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Persian Sarouk – Ask the Rug Experts

Q: I bought this used rug about 15 years ago. I wondered if you could identify it for me and tell me what it is worth. One end is starting to fray, otherwise it is not very worn. The rug measures about 31 by 61 inches, and has the original Iran Cotton tag. A: What […]

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