How do I identify a rug?

Find Rugs by Origin from Around the World They look at the structure of the rug, searching for certain things: the warp, the weft and the type of knot. The weave pattern is often what reveals the identity of the rug.

How do I identify an Oriental rug?

There are a few tips you can look for when trying to identify a handmade Oriental rug.

  1. Look on the back of the rug at the weave.
  2. Look for unevenness in the colored knots on the back of the rug.
  3. Now look at the front of the rug.
  4. You may notice slight color changes making thick or thin stripes in the rug.

Where is the signature on a Persian rug?

The signed Persian rugs come mostly from the weaving regions of Nain, Tabriz, Qum, and Isfahan. Top and center of the rug, either in the minor/major or main borders are where you will find these signatures and “Isfahani rugs are nearly all signed because of the competition in the area.

How do you read a rug tag?

Most rug labels will give a straight, easy to read rug size as a simple width by length. For example, a rug is 8′ x 10′. Or it is 9′ x 12′. But some manufacturers will post the height on the size as well as the width and length.

What is my rug worth?

If the condition of the rug is poor, the value of the rug can be approximately equal to the cost of cleaning. These rugs, when new, have a retail value of $3-$15 per square foot. Comparitively, the retail price per square foot of hand made rugs vary from $30-$200 and up.

Are all Persian rugs signed?

Not all Persian rugs have signatures on them. Only very few pieces that are painstakingly created by master craftsmen have this special feature on them.

What are Persian rugs worth?

The prices can vary, from less than $100 for a 2-by-3-foot accent rug to hundreds of thousands for the best antiques. “An area rug, 8-by-10, a new one, will average $1,400 to $2,200, and go up to $20,000,” says Bahman Rais Dana. “For $1,600 to $1,700, you get a very good-looking rug that lasts forever.”

What is a rug number?

While not required for trade purposes, these numbers help the manufacturer and distributing companies and retailers keep an inventory of their items. Some manufacturers will label the rug with a number instead of a name. For example, Loloi’s EB-14 from the Emery Collection.

How do I identify my carpet manufacturer?

Dealers can call the Carpet Manufacturer directly – most carpet mills are happy to fax or email the carpet ” spec sheet”. You can also call the carpet manufacturer yourself as long as you have all the key information about the carpet in question. The manufacturer; the style name; the color name; or color number.