Are Afghan rugs good quality?

Afghan rugs are among the finest rugs made in the world today. Each is exclusively designed and is a unique work of art with its individual color palette. They cannot be ordered to size, ensuring a one of a kind rug.

Are Afghan rugs good quality?

Afghan rugs are among the finest rugs made in the world today. Each is exclusively designed and is a unique work of art with its individual color palette. They cannot be ordered to size, ensuring a one of a kind rug.

Are hand-knotted rugs worth it?

Hand knotted rugs are really durable and can last for a long time. They are made of finest wool so it makes them more sturdy than other type of carpets available in market. These rugs also have less maintenance cost, so you will not be spending much on these rugs to keep them clean all the time.

What are Afghan rugs called?

Especially popular are Khal Mohammadi or Afghan Aqche. Carpets are usually knotted in the northern part of the country. However, Afghan refugees have also set up their own production in Pakistan. Traditionally, Afghan carpets are knotted in the colours of the red spectrum.

What is the difference between a Persian rug and an oriental rug?

Oriental rugs are primarily made in China, India, and Pakistan. Persian rug on the other hand is a term that refers to an art form originating from Iran or adjacent countries of the Middle East while some oriental rug styles come from regions near Persia.

How many knots per square inch is a good rug?

The average rug has around 100 knots per square inch. This helps explain their longevity. A good rug will last 50 to 100 years. Many of the antique rugs in our collection are well over a century old.

What is the mark up on Persian rugs?

Oriental Rug Retailers of America, which does not allow merchants who conduct GOBs to be members, estimates rugs sold at many such sales are marked up at least 10 times and then “discounted” 80 percent. That means a rug worth $1,000 could be marked up to $10,000, then sold for $2,000.

Why are Afghan rugs red?

Afghan Red or Aqcha rugs are simple verision of the Khal Mohammadi rug design. Using locally sourced wool and chemical dyes, the Afghan Reds have a lower knot count than their Khal Mohammadi counterparts and are less introcate as a result.

Why do Persian rugs last so long?

With regular care and maintenance, an authentic Persian rug can last more than 100 years. The secret to their durability is in the materials that are used and the way that they are constructed. Some of the hardier rugs can last for generations even if they are placed in high traffic areas.