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 (hundreds?) of detailed responses to these questions, which is great. But wouldn’t it be better if we could all benefit from his expertise?

We hope this will be possible with the new Ask the Rug Experts section of our blog. Here’s how it will work:

If you have a question about a rug you own, go ahead and email us at expert@internetrugs.com with the subject “ask the experts”. Be sure to include at least one photo of the rug. We’ll post your question along with our answer on the blog.

6 Comments

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    BECKY NOLAN July 22, 2009

    hELLO THERE!
    I FOUND A RUG “FACES” A FACE FOR EVERY OCCASION 100% WEAVTON POLYOLEFIN ,SUPERIOR FIBRE, ORIENTAL WEAVERS,FROM EGYPT. I AM TRYING TO FND OT MORE ABOUT MY FIND.
    MANY THANKS, BECKY

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    BECKY NOLAN July 22, 2009

    BNOLAN471@AOL.COM
    SORRY I DID NOT SENDA PICTURE, I WILL.

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    carole August 16, 2009

    Hi, I inquired about a rug I saw on the Internet, and was told it has a “stabilized split” in the center medallion (which does not show up in the photographs). What would cause a rug to “split”–does this mean it has dry rot? What could have been done to “stabilize” it, short of reweaving? Thanks-

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    Linda L. Moran November 21, 2014

    We have just inherited a 10 x 18 Persian rug that has been in the family forever. A great Uncle had several in his home in South Carolina then my parents had in their home for 30+ years. I have been trying to research it and came across your wonderful answers on your blog, so maybe you can steer me in the right direction with this. It has a tag “made in Persia” and another with the numbers in two separate lines… symbol(?)4079 and under that 4355. It is an overall print with those little flowers and is that burgundy and black or very dark navy border. I believe it to be an American Sarouk but it looks more like another one…so please if you can help….I will try to send a photo…

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    Linda L. Moran November 21, 2014

    Let me know if the photos were attached? Thank you.

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    Jerry Morris July 26, 2015

    Approximately how long atfer sending the email should I expect a response from “Ask the Rug Experts?”