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Found this rug at a flea market, no idea where it's from
http://toledo.craigslist.org/wan/4443531047.html ^ | b.b.e.b.

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.


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1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:34:58 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: big bad easter bunny

I’d say Midwest U.S., Ohio perhaps.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: big bad easter bunny

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?”


3 posted on 04/28/2014 8:42:25 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: big bad easter bunny

Interested to find out your answer.


4 posted on 04/28/2014 8:45:40 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Looks like a Bakhtiari design


5 posted on 04/28/2014 8:49:45 AM PDT by PlateOfShrimp
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To: big bad easter bunny

Looks Turkish.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 8:52:20 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Made in China prolly....


7 posted on 04/28/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

It’s from the flea market.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 9:00:16 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Fightin Whitey

It is middle Eastern. My guess is Buttuglystan.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 9:05:50 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

It actually beautiful but there is no accounting for taste.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 9:08:33 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: big bad easter bunny
I saw one just like that in the White House aligned with Mecca.
11 posted on 04/28/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

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.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 9:11:23 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: lastchance

It is just fun to learn the origin of unusual finds.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 9:12:42 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Found this link that might be helpful:

http://www.wikihow.com/Identify-Handmade-Oriental-Rugs


14 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:27 AM PDT by NCDragon ( Americans will always do the right thing, after they've exhausted all the alternatives. WC)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Contact one of the traveling antigue shows like Antique Road Show. They will tell you who is an authority in your area!


15 posted on 04/28/2014 9:20:34 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: big bad easter bunny
Need more info on the material:
Wool?
Camel Hair?
Angora (goat or rabbit)?
Achmed's Friends?


16 posted on 04/28/2014 9:30:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

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.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 9:31:15 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

SILENCE!


18 posted on 04/28/2014 9:35:33 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: big bad easter bunny

Do a #17 on it and let us know.......


19 posted on 04/28/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT by deport
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To: Billthedrill

I keeeeeeeel you!


20 posted on 04/28/2014 9:39:40 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: lastchance

Find a rug dealer in your area FIRST. Then go to an antique dealer and see how much he will scr** you.


21 posted on 04/28/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: deport

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.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


23 posted on 04/28/2014 10:17:01 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: big bad easter bunny

You should have also posted photos of any knots in the fringe and the back of the rug.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 10:17:49 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: big bad easter bunny

How is that in anyway a racist comment? I must not get out enough.


25 posted on 04/28/2014 10:20:11 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Mears

bfl


26 posted on 04/28/2014 10:24:01 AM PDT by Mears
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To: big bad easter bunny

Have seen some similar to this that are from Afghanistan.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 10:48:14 AM PDT by nandrew
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To: lastchance

Dartmouth Cancels Charity Fundraiser After One Student Complains ‘Fiesta’ Is Racist

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•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.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 10:56:52 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

It’s definitely not my father-in-law’s rug. His is color-mismatched and doesn’t fit him very well.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 11:00:34 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: big bad easter bunny

To each their own.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 11:10:04 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: big bad easter bunny

Why are those idjits taking up air on a college campus?


31 posted on 04/28/2014 11:27:07 AM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: nandrew

Actually, the rug is quite beautiful.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 11:29:04 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: DPMD
You gotta remember tho...

...he was cute when he was a pup...

33 posted on 04/28/2014 11:43:53 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: big bad easter bunny

From my cat’s bed.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 2:40:06 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: lastchance

How is that in anyway a racist comment? Hint: Rodeo, Rodeo. Dog whistle for (shudder) white! THASSS RACIISSSS!


35 posted on 04/28/2014 2:49:21 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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