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How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian Carpet

How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian Carpet
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    How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian Carpet

    When looking for a carpet, you should consider the following: functional use, decorative appeal, condition, price and investment potential.

    When choosing a carpet, you should consider traffic loads and functional use. Carpets are designed to be used, even the best, but you may not want kids walking over your silk carpet or highly detailed Isfahan masterpiece. Fine rugs are best for the bedroom, wall, or a formal lounge area that doesn’t get a lot of traffic. Of course, darker carpets are the best at hiding stains, but all high quality wool carpets have some degree of natural stain resistance. Common sense would say that an ivory paneled rug is not a good idea for the dining room or entrance hall. The thickness is not necessarily an indication of how durable a rug will be, most better quality Persian rugs are quite thin in pile height, around 10mm. The better the wool quality and the more knots per square inch, the shorter the pile can be cut. Persian and oriental carpets can last for decades in heavy traffic, the best indication of resistance is the quality (not density) of the knot and the wool; Your local Persian carpet specialist should be able to point out the carpets to avoid when there is likely to be a lot of traffic.[/vc_column_text][martfury_empty_space height=”50″][vc_column_text]

    Today, carpet weaving is by far the most widespread handicraft in Iran.

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    The History of the Persian Carpet

    It’s important to go for a rug that you like over anything else. Occasionally a rug ‘speaks’ to someone, it’s something we’ve heard many times over the years and we’ve all experienced it with certain rugs. It doesn’t happen often and of course it’s normally a top quality rug that will do it but if it happens to you we recommend you take the plunge or risk regretting it for years to come. These are special pieces and can somehow trigger some emotion to the right person, if you see a rug and it speaks to you the chances are it has your name on it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][martfury_empty_space height=”50″][vc_custom_heading text=”Decorative aspects of the rug are equally” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”semibold” css=”.vc_custom_1541535584113{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][martfury_empty_space height=”30″][vc_column_text]

    How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian CarpetThe decorative aspects of the rug are equally, if not most, important when purchasing your rug. While it helps if the rug matches your existing decor, it’s also worth noting that if the quality is good, it will stay with you longer than most of your furniture will blend in with your existing environment. Size matters, of course, and should fit your room, but it’s best not to be constrained, carpets can go in the center of the floor or under furniture, it’s entirely up to you. Size is a factor in price, so an 8 m² rug costs twice as much as an identical 4 m² rug. Of course, some 4-meter-square rugs can cost twice as much as an 8-meter-square rug, but it’s worth noting. Persian and Oriental rugs have been around for thousands of years, they won’t go out of style. We’ve seen people use traditional carpets in ultra-modern spaces to create a stylish transition effect. Traditional rugs are the perfect complement to any Victorian or Georgian home and exert a peaceful, calming effect in most interiors, while geometric and tribal rugs are versatile as they are suitable for both traditional and modern environments.

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    How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian CarpetThe condition of the carpet corresponds to both its functional use and the investment value of the piece. While a rug of any age can be an investment, the older pieces that are in good condition are most likely to appreciate in value. Older carpets are obviously rarer than new carpets from carpets or antiques worldwide. The condition also has an impact on the functional use of the carpet, a worn or fragile carpet is best used in areas with little traffic to ensure a longer lifespan. That is not to say that a carpet that is not in perfect condition cannot be used, but frayed fringes or selvedges (sides) should be repaired before the damage can spread. Sometimes low pile or damaged carpets can be picked up at a reduced price, but on very old pieces this is almost to be expected and antique low pile carpets still sell for many thousands of pounds. Tip: Carpets that have been worn can often be found at bargain prices, although you may not like the idea of ​​a worn carpet on your floor, the same piece hanging on the wall is an attractive and bold artistic statement, in fact, often look at older carpets with signs of wear the wall looks better than new carpets.

    Price and budget can of course be an influencing factor, but we recommend treating it as if you were buying a work of art when looking for a Persian or Oriental rug. Keep in mind that large carpets can take a year or more to knot and their price is reflected in this – use our carpet weaving time to find out how long it would have taken to knot a particular carpet. Also keep in mind that a quality carpet will last for decades and in many cases will retain or increase its value. Price is, of course, a factor in most people’s decision and for this reason we have endeavored to bring together a range of qualities in all sizes. Note that in the carpet world, you get what you pay for, while lower quality carpet may have good decorative properties but is unlikely to hold its value. Basically, it is up to you to decide whether you are looking for a beautiful hand-knotted rug, a special piece or one that you likee?[/vc_column_text][martfury_empty_space height=”30″][vc_column_text]

    How to Choose a Hand Knotted Persian CarpetInvestment value is a misunderstood aspect when it comes to Persian and Oriental carpets. It shouldn’t matter much to most, you should find a rug that you like and want to keep and cherish forever; Very few people sell their carpets. It should be understood that not all carpets retain or increase in value. There are many carpets that are similar in design and that are made in large numbers. These are not going to increase in value over time as there are so many – take the 90s Chinese carpets for example – these carpets were very popular in the 80s for their very simple designs, but because there are so many of them their value is quite low. For this reason, antique carpets (especially those in good condition) are usually of great value; there are not many of them, so their value increases. That being said, they made carpets of poor quality even 100 years ago, so a bad carpet is worth nothing 100 years from now. Expensive, high quality pieces made today are likely to increase in price because as weaving countries develop and labor costs increase, they are less likely to be woven in the future and if so the cost will be astronomical. You should also keep in mind that if you want to sell a rug, who are you going to sell it to? The average carpets have difficulties getting a local newspaper ad or selling them online. Finding someone who wants your particular rug can be difficult and it can take time. Selling at auction is risky as the market can be turbulent. Remember that the auctioneers take a fair share of the sale value. A local carpet dealer may offer to buy your carpet, but they will want to pay trading prices and will have to continue deducting for cleaning or repairs. The most likely scenario is that a carpet dealer will allow you to partially exchange your carpet if you are looking for a change or if you need a different size. However, high-quality carpets and antique pieces do well in high-end auctions like Sotherby’s or Christies. This is often the best top-of-the-line alternative as carpet dealers likely do not have the funds or may be willing to tie up capital to purchase a carpet that they are not allowed to sell for several years.

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