Get a valuation for your rug for insurance purposes
Quality handmade Persian and oriental rugs are highly coveted and sort after luxury items of household furnishing. Not only aesthetically beautiful, but can last for generations, hold value and can sometimes even appreciate. The true value of a rug is dependant of several factors such as, quality, origin, design, demand and the density of the weave.
As one of the many services we offer, eRugs Direct can provide you a full and concise valuation service from one of our team of experts who between them proudly bode several decades of experience in the rug trade around the globe. Not only do we assess the current market value and replacement value of your rug but also a recommended valuation for insurance purposes. This service comes totally free of charge upon request.
We are based near London Camden area and can collect and deliver your rug quickly.
What Increases a Rug Value? There are several factors to look for in valuing a rug.
Age: Greater age often increases the rugs value. It has to have good quality of wool, workmanship, dyes, and historical value. On the tribal pieces, some of the tribe no longer exist and their rug became earth treasurer left behind from that particular tribe.
KPSI, Knot Density: Knot Per Square Inch or RAJ: Higher knot density increases the quality and price of the handmade carpet. You can convert RAJ to KPSI by the following formula: [(RAJ/7) x2.54]^2=KPSI For example: 40 RAJ of Kashan equal to [(30/7) x2.54] ^2=118 KPSI
Consistent Weave: Along with the density, weaving of the traditional rugs are not consistent as like as machine made rugs.
Fibre: Along with the density, weaving of the traditional rugs are not consistent as like as machine made rugs.
The rugs made from wool are more valued than the rugs made from fibre.
The quality of the wool is also depending on the shade of the lambs wool. The first trim of the lambs wool are higher value than the second trim. It is also depending on the environment where lambs live.
Silk rugs are expensive, but delicate and require special cleaning.
Technique: The best handmade rug is better than the best machine-made rug, although there are very well-made rugs from both techniques at this point in time.
Kazak rugs are a type of Armenian rug that were woven in the south of Caucasus, between Tiflis and Erevan.The older Caucasian carpets are made with hand spun yarns of wool as well as the warp, weft and pile. The natural colours are both clear and strong. Good wool quality and Turkish knots make the carpets durable and they have a good reputation.In newer carpets, made after 1925, the warp is of cotton, with synthetic colours that are bleached and fewer and simplified patterns are used. The carpets are fairly durable All Caucasian carpets are made with a Turkish or Giordes knot "Kazak" carpets are not from Kazakhstan but are from an area in what is now Armenia. The word probably derives from the Russian for Cossack - originally Christian Russian and Ukrainian serfs who fled from feudal landlords, and who were noted for their brutality. The colours of older Caucasian carpets are mostly made from natural materials found in the respective tribal regions.