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What type of rug/age/quality is this floral motif?
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#1 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 2:13:24 AM(UTC)
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A rug for consideration: It's 9 ft 6 in X 8 ft 7 in. To my novice eye, it doesn't look very tightly woven, but not sure if it's still OK? I do like the overall effect. Any ideas of the origin, age, and quality? What would it be worth in a private party exchange? Thanks for the info. Why do you see so many more rugs in red tones vs. blues?
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#2 Posted : Monday, January 27, 2020 5:02:50 AM(UTC)
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I size you have quoted appears to be too wide when you look at the piece. Anyway, I think it is a Marand from Northwest of Iran, not too far away from Tabriz and these are sometimes sold as Tabriz. They do have a low knot count but are still quite durable carpets. Unfortunately this design and colour is not so much in fashion these days and consequently, their market is a bit weak. In a private exchange, I would have thought anything from $300 to $450 would be good.

The colour of the carpets depends on the demand. In the past 15 to 20 years the majority of colours have been cream and earthy colours. Long before red was a warm welcoming colour and that was the colour that was mainly used. They still say laying out the red carpet. Oscars, state visits etc.
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#3 Posted : Friday, January 31, 2020 5:17:37 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for that, you're right about the dimensions, I didn't catch that.

I was curious about the origins of the phrase, "rolling out the red carpet" and found this interesting history:

https://time.com/5533549...ry-red-carpet-hollywood/
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