What makes a rug an antique or collectable?

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There is no one set of characteristics that can verify an antique or collectible piece but some of the following criteria can be considered to verify the probability of a carpet or rug to be classified in this category.

  • When looking at the rug the color should be harmonious unless rug is very old which may have symbolic value.
  • Quality wool or silk fiber are important factor.
  • Look at the texture and luster of the carpets and feel the quality. It should be smooth and have a pleasant feeling when touching the rugs.
  • Check if the design, color, pattern and condition conform the estimated age of the piece.
  • Rarity of the carpet or rug is another factor to classify as antique or collectible.
  • Condition of the piece check for repair or replacement of a section of the rug. Are the fringes and edges original ?
  • Finally the aesthetic quality of the carpet or rug.

If you are looking for a quality antique Persian carpet or rug, feel free to contact us.