Rug (I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS PERSIAN, TURKISH, OR OTHER)

May 04, 2022. 18:36 UTC
Rug (I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS PERSIAN, TURKISH, OR OTHER)
Daniel
United States of America

Category
Turkish rugs

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

The design of the rug has a lot of geometric shapes. There are multiple straight borders near the edge, and there are flowers embedded within the design. The rug has multiple colors, from red to green to blue. The design seems eclectic and very detailed, with some parts of the rug looking very different than others. It has not been cleaned yet but will be.

Provenance

I bought furniture from the previous owner of my condo, and the rug was one of items that I acquired.

Answered within about 1 hour
May 04, 19:21 UTC
By Denizalp D.

Fair Market Value

$1,200 - $1,800 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hello Daniel,

I’m very glad that you chose Mearto for your online appraisal,

Considering the photographs, overall pattern, knot density and the colours, I concluded that this is an Entirely Hand Knotted Indian Indo-Tabriz Rug. The piece likely dates back to the period from 1970 to 1990. The piece is entirely florally decorated and it is possible to see the effects of the classical Persian weaving motifs all over the pattern. Indo-Tabriz rugs were basically pieces replicating Persian pieces for commercial purposes. This piece was made in India, possibly Pakistan as well since sometimes the production of Indo-Tabriz pieces were excuted there. The piece has "Boteh" design which is the name of the water drop like motif. We can observe that the piece was decorated centrally which means the piece has a central medallion characterized also florally with two lanterns hanging from both sides. The central decoration was knotted on a shiny ivory base while the borders were decorated on a pale red base. The piece adopts Persian patterns but it's colour palette is very different from Persian pieces and adapts the Indo-Tabriz colour palette with pale and shiny tones. The piece's knot quality was average, due to this and the heavy decoration the motifs are rendered in a somewhat muddy quality. The piece was knotted wool on cotton, which means the foundation of the piece is cotton while the pile is wool. The piece is in good condition with some loss and damage to edges and various spots.

Entirely hand knotted.

Dimensions:

Condition: The piece is in good condition with some loss and damage to edges and various spots.

Provenance: Purchased from the previous owner of the current owner's apartment.

Heavily decorated by traditional Tabriz patterns but with Indian colour palette and quality.

1200-1800$.

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Daniel polotsky May 06, 03:40 UTC

I have uploaded more pictures. Not as much of the backside, but I will have the cleaning crew do that when they get back tomorrow if you still cannot appraise it.

Can you appraise it 1. As is and 2. If I spent $500-$700 to repair the yarn on both sides. Is it worth it to do this? I already spent $270 to clean it.

Daniel polotsky May 06, 21:43 UTC

I have uploaded some pictures of the back as well--can you please appraise my rug 1. As is and 2. 2. If I spent $500-$700 to repair the yarn on both sides. Is it worth it to do this? I already spent $270 to clean it.

Daniel polotsky May 08, 19:59 UTC

Hi,

Sorry to bother you, but may I please have an update? I believe I paid for a 24-hour appraisal.

Denizalp d. May 08, 22:00 UTC

Hello Daniel,

I kindly ask you to excuse my small delay, I'll attach a appraisal within hours. Thanks.

Daniel polotsky May 09, 23:39 UTC

Hello---can you please tell me if I should get it repaired for $500-$700, or if that would not add at least $1000 of value.

Daniel polotsky May 10, 18:41 UTC

Just following up on this.

DP

Daniel polotsky May 11, 00:32 UTC

I am going to just sell it as is, but gonna be honest, I really did not enjoy the level of service I received here. I don't understand why it is so hard to advise on something that I asked about in FOUR DIFFERENT MESSAGES

Denizalp d. May 26, 01:19 UTC

Dear Daniel,

a 500-700$ repair work would not elevate the price for 1000$ in my opinion considering the current market. Excuse my late return, since I've attached your appraisal I marked your piece as resolved. Therefore wasn't able to see your other requests. Again, my apologies.

Have a wonderful day!

Kind regards,

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