Skip to comments.Found this rug at a flea market, no idea where it's from
Posted on 04/28/2014 8:34:58 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny
The only thing similar I could find was American Indian style Persian rug, also the color pink I think is very unusual, the main features look a little like a llama but not much like the Peruvian style. I would to find the answer of where this rug is from, I think it is made of silk.
I’d say Midwest U.S., Ohio perhaps.
It appears to be a hand woven Persian prayer rug. An antique dealer would tell you, “worthless...uhm...how much do you want for it?”
Interested to find out your answer.
Looks like a Bakhtiari design
Made in China prolly....
It’s from the flea market.
It is middle Eastern. My guess is Buttuglystan.
It actually beautiful but there is no accounting for taste.
For insurance purposes if you believe the rug is valuable you will need to have it professionally appraised by an appraiser who is experienced in evaluating such textiles. It will cost you as a full professional appraisal is not cheap. But if it is valuable it will be worth it.
If you don’t want to have it appraised you might want to see if any of the “Antique Roadshow” style shows are coming to your area and try to have it looked at there.
It is just fun to learn the origin of unusual finds.
Found this link that might be helpful:
Contact one of the traveling antigue shows like Antique Road Show. They will tell you who is an authority in your area!
As a weaver my opinion is the warp threads (vertical) shouldn’t be all white in a hand woven rug.
Very carefully pull some fibers out of the fringe. Take them to a sink along with a match or small lighter and very carefully light the fibers. If they burn and stink, the fiber is silk, or wool. If they shrivel or melt into a ball, the fibers are manmade, and the rug is a modern machine produced imitation. Make sure the water is running and be careful. Use the longest fibers you can get.
Let us know what you find.
Do a #17 on it and let us know.......
I keeeeeeeel you!
Find a rug dealer in your area FIRST. Then go to an antique dealer and see how much he will scr** you.
Not my first rug rodeo (racist comment I know) it is hand made using natural fibers, I am trying to find out where/who made it.
If the rug dealer is also an appraiser of such, then yes. An antique dealer is not necessarily a dealer who knows about antique rugs. That is why if somebody really needs to know the value of an antique rug (or wants to find out if it is antique) they need to go to a person who has expertise in that area. They should be able to show their credentials. If they refuse or are unable to produce them, don’t waste your time.
You should have also posted photos of any knots in the fringe and the back of the rug.
How is that in anyway a racist comment? I must not get out enough.
Have seen some similar to this that are from Afghanistan.
Dartmouth Cancels Charity Fundraiser After One Student Complains Fiesta Is Racist
Katherine TImpf, Campus Reform
Alpha Phi sorority and Phi Delta Alpha fraternity were to put on a “Phiesta” to fundraise for cardiac care.
Daniela Hernandez, a self-described “Mexican-born, United-States-raised” student, complained.
The event has now been canceled.
The presidents of the Phi Delta Alpha fraternity and the Alpha Phi sorority at Dartmouth have canceled a fundraiser for cardiac care over concerns that the theme Phiesta might be offensive.
It’s definitely not my father-in-law’s rug. His is color-mismatched and doesn’t fit him very well.
To each their own.
Why are those idjits taking up air on a college campus?
Actually, the rug is quite beautiful.
...he was cute when he was a pup...
From my cat’s bed.
How is that in anyway a racist comment? Hint: Rodeo, Rodeo. Dog whistle for (shudder) white! THASSS RACIISSSS!
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