Quick Start Rug Checklist Intro

This checklist guide has been designed to take you by the hand as you find the Perfect Persian Rug.
To do this, we’ve divided it into two parts.

First, we’ll take a look at what a rug collector is thinking about (and what you should consider too) before investing in a rug.

And second, we’ll look at what you must know in order to pick your very own perfect Persian rug.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Part I

  • Origin
  • Type
  • Age
  • Condition
  • Quality

Part II

  • Color
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Design & Pattern
  • Price

By the time you’ve finished reading, you’ll know exactly what to look out for when purchasing a Persian or Oriental rug.

Now before we get into the specifics of each category, let’s recap why you’ve decided to make the smart choice and choose a hand-knotted rug for your home or office.

Hand-Knotted rugs are one-off genuine works of art created by a skilled professional, made with…

Wool and/or Silk fibers, that make each rug hard wearing and feel amazing underfoot, using…

Natural vegetable dyes — to create rich and warm colors with a depth and nuance that cannot be recreated with artificial dyes, which gives every rug…

A unique and genuine claim to sit atop the throne as the carpet of Kings, Queens and Presidents.

Just take a look at this:

Now, you probably know… that almost every person who ever sets eyes on a 100% hand-knotted piece of genuine floor art can appreciate their beauty & charm but… not everyone knows what to look for when shopping for one.

So let’s dive in and give you a crash course in rug buying wisdom.

Part I

Rug Origin

When people think of Perisian Rugs, they might think of the story Aladdin and his Magic Carpet.

You might picture a bustling outdoor street bazaar full of color and incense as street merchants compete for your attention, offering you trinkets, teas, and rare rugs.c

And, because the ancient art of carpet-weaving began in Central Asia, it used to be the only location you could acquire one.c

But that was 2500 years ago.

Countries that make Oriental Rugs

Now you can get hand-woven rugs from all over the world, including: Iran, Turkey, North Africa, the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China and Nepal.

Each location has a unique way of creating each rug. The texture of the wool will vary, the natural colors, the attention to detail, the design etc.

So a rug collector will have their eye on the exact origin. It might be because they want a rug made using a particular style, technique or material. Or because it’s harder to find ( more rare ) and therefore more valuable.

For anyone not a collector, knowing that your rug is from Iran, or Pakistan or Turkey is still important because origin influences price (because of course, you always want to know precisely what you’re paying for).

In your next lesson…
We’ll look at “Types of Persian Rugs”.
See you tomorrow.


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