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    Posted 6 months ago

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    I know nothing about fancy rugs. I don't even know if this one is particularly fancy, but it was at the bins so I couldn't say no. It is hanging up right now because it has tabs ( that match fringless end) sewn into the back towards the end without the fringe. So maybe it could be either a wall hanging or a rug? It's exactly magic carpet size (48" x 35") though, so I'm still holding out hope someone might know how to turn it on. If anyone knows anything about these or has a genie I could borrow I'd be much obliged. Thanks!!

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    1. Kjane79 Kjane79, 6 months ago
      Okay, so I did the valuation thingy offered here and found out that it is a Qum silk rug from central Persia- silk on silk foundation. They dated it from the 1970s.
      Their description:
      The ivory field with a central red and green lobed leaf edged medallion supported by meandering curvilinear vines issuing palmettes, flower heads and curled leaves, dark blue and ochre pendant floral spandrels within a red border enclosing continuous palmettes and flowering vines.
      Length is 45"
      Extra Notes:
      The reverse knotting detail confirms this to be from central Persia. Qum is a relatively recent center for the production of decorative rugs, with workshops appearing there from 1927 onwards. Designs display a formal arrangement displaying flora and sometimes fauna motifs drawn in a curvilinear style based on a Persian city workshop style based on a Persian city workshop tradition dating back to the early 16th Century. The colors are typically from a Qum palette, the tones of which suggest a date of making as indicated.

      They valued it anywhere from $1000- $2400, if I were to sell it. Not too shabby for something I literally pulled out of the Goodwill bins.
    2. keramikos keramikos, 6 months ago
      Kjane79, Wow.

      A silk persian rug. It's good that it has built-in hangers, because you don't want anybody's nasty feet on that gorgeous thing.
    3. renedijkstra, 5 months ago
      this aint a rug this is wall hanging and why is it not Kashan
    4. Kjane79 Kjane79, 2 months ago
      renedjkstra, I don't know any more about it than what I listed above that the appraiser told me. I don't know anything about Qum silk rugs or Kashan silk tapestries. Should I ask for another appraisal to clarify which it actually is? Do you have any website recommendations I could research myself? Thank you for your help. I appreciate it.
    5. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      send some pictures to big online auction houses, and say you want to sell it, and asked an advice for a reserve, lets say 1000 dollar, then you go to another auctionhouse put in a reserve ( is cloaked) of 2000 and it will bounce , the bids will be insufficient, but you got an idea of the value, and stay owner of the artifact
    6. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      there is also an unethical way, to get an intermediary to bid on your artifact below your limit, and when the bids freeze then you get an idea about the value
    7. Kjane79 Kjane79, 2 months ago
      I'm checking out a couple different auction houses now. Thank you for those suggestions. I'll keep you posted as to what I find out!
    8. carmenisacat carmenisacat, 2 months ago
      I really question the silk on silk. To me, it looks like a good carpet but wool on cotton. Could be Persian but much more likely to be Turk.
    9. carmenisacat carmenisacat, 2 months ago
      I also doubt that appraisal. Rugs and or hangings...the market has bottomed out big time. This is likely to be in the 2-500 dollar range at most. The dyes look like synthetic and relatively new. Still, a great find for a thrift store!
    10. renedijkstra, 2 months ago
      i also doubt the appraisal very much

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