Persian area rugs are beautiful, mysterious and show-stopping pieces that can last for generations. Choosing the right one from so many options can be a challenge.
Persian rugs are investments. Be prepared to pay well over your typical rug price. Judge the quality of the Persian carpet by looking at the weave and make sure it is fine enough to clearly express the design.
Look at the ticket on the rug and make sure it no fewer than 100 knots per square inch for a geometric design. Some floral patterns with more detailing can require 300 or more knots. Your dealer should be able to provide you with this information so you can get an idea of the quality of Persian rugs.
A rug that’s 100 years old can still be a great investment. Age makes a rug more rare and therefore more valuable.
Every rug should have a ticket with the type, origin, size, age, description of design and quality, condition, and retail value. Browse your local dealers and compare prices of the rugs that interest you to learn what is available, and what you feel comfortable buying.
Every Persian Rugs is different and unique in its own way. When you finally choose the right rug, keep in mind that what you just bought is bound to last generations and is not only a rug, but a piece of art.