Antique Rugs

Threads of History

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

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Serapi: The timeless rug.

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.

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