In this blog entry I want to get back to my core. That is rugs, rugs, rugs! In the following I have excerpted and adapted an excellent article from the November 2010 issue of “Arts and Antiques” magazine. The author, Sarah E. Fensom, expertly analyzes the market for antique Persian rugs
The carpet at left is known as a Serapi. It’s a wool handknotted rug made in northwestern Persia up until about 1920. These rugs command incredible prices and have for the 40 years I have been in the rug business. Like hemlines in women’s fashion, rug design popularity ebbs and flows through time. But, not for the Serapi.