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    Default Re: How to tell a good rug from a cheap one

    Sorry, I don't know the regions on them. If that is critical to a purchase decision, I can find out....
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    Default Re: How to tell a good rug from a cheap one

    An update to this thread. The founder and owner of Woven Legends, Neslihan Jevremovic, whom I have been doing business with now for over two decades has done something admirable in my mind and I want to share it. We all hear about Syrian refugees and think 'Wow, someone needs to do something for these people' and then we give the Red Cross $ 25 and go on about our daily lives - I'm just as guilty as everyone else on that. Neslihan actually got involved and is making a difference in training Syrian women how to weave the rugs she brings to the USA. People that have a skill have hope, and money to buy food and clothes. Good on her! All the rugs you see in the photos here on this thread are from her company and she taught me everything I know about fine carpets on my many trips to her place in Philadelphia. Well done, Neslihan!

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    Default Re: How to tell a good rug from a cheap one

    To give you an example of very fine handiwork - this a picture I took in a Persian rug store in the United Arab Emirates. In the rug in the background, note the brightness and intensity of the dye, the huge range of colors, and the delicate but yet crisp lines of the patterns. This is not a pure silk rug - it's more interesting than that, the artists used silk for certain details. The effect is that the intricate lines and flowers are highlighted and they shimmer under the light. Now, the "painting" in the middle is also a "rug" - it's hard to call it that because it's not something you'd ever want to step on, but it's woven like one nevertheless. These peices are fine art and only available from a few small villages famous for this level of craftsmanship

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    Default Re: How to tell a good rug from a cheap one

    Thanks for the tips, I also find it hard to tell the "bad" rugs apart when buying them for my new apartment.
    Last edited by drcollie; 04-15-2017 at 10:41 PM.

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