Hello, yes, I can do this rug. I would be happy to help you on this. Please allow me a day or two to research this and post my findings back here for you promptly. What are the measurements of this rug? Is there any written information on this rug? In these rugs, usually you will find initials of the maker. I will enlarge the photos and go over them slowly also to see if I find any initials. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention, I look forward to helping you.
Thank you for the information I am researching this now and will post back my findings when completed by tomorrow. Thank you so much. It is a beautiful rug.
Hello I am still researching this rug and gathering a full report on the rug. I am also looking into the value charting on this rug for current rug value. The value has fallen over the last two years and my current charting is of summer of last year I have paid for the current charting and expect it before Thursday. I hope to have the full appraisal for you by Thursday and absolute current value for insurance and market also. Thank you for the note and I will keep you updated and post fully Thursday. This a rare rug as you know and want to do a thorough report for you. Thank you and thank you for your patience.
Hello I am a so sorry no I have not forgot you. I have had the flu and been unable to stay online for any length of time I am online today and will be completing all my work. I am gathering my notes now to write the post for you this is a very good rug and will post here shortly my findings. I am sorry I have been so sick. I look forward to finishing today and helping you. Thank you for your patience.
The rug began in the late 1800-early 1900s and was finished around 1910. The rug is done by hand and by the size 5' x 7' would have taken a family close to 3-4 years to produce. The hand knotting is done by 4 to 5 people and the design is produced on a graph by an experienced crafter. The design on this rug is the tree of life which meant " a direct path from earth to heaven". The blossoms on the tree mean " youth, spring, newly wed, and rebirth" The birds bring life and the deer bring blessings to the home it is laid in. As you know a great deal about these rugs I will just briefly go over the information here. The Qum rugs are the finest you can own. The square inch of hand knotted silk is highest quality and these were made to last and be handed down through families. The coloring is by plant dyes and the colors are vibrant. Overall this rug is in excellent condition. The tight knotting makes for a rug that can withstand vacuuming and wear with little damage. The fringe on this rug is missing in places and that is normal with little affect to the value as it is the age and design that stands out. These sometimes will have initials of the weavers however I have gone over the photos very carefully and did not find any initials. The value on this rug has been effected by the economy as the prices have fallen over the last 7 years. I would suggest to hold on to this rug until the economy picks up to sell as it is well worth waiting if you are planning to sell. Today this rug would be 12,000.00 to 15,000.00 if you can hold on to it and not sell when the economy is good this rug could see 20,000.00 plus easily. I have spoken to several rug specialists and this is an excellent rug to hold onto and see the market rise before thinking of selling. For insurance purposes in today's market the replacement value would be 25,000.00 to find a rug comparable to this one. These are done one of a kind and you will never find one exactly like this one. The condition on this is impeccable to the age and size. Today these hand knotted rugs are being produced in smaller sizers and not as elaborate in design also.
If you have specific questions please let me know as I did not want to go over the things you did know yet add the information you may not have known on this rug. I would be happy to help you with the other rugs. Lert me know if you wanted to add them here or in a new post. I am sorry for the delay I am well and will be on everyday. Thank you again. I am always happy to help you.