Antique Rugs, Carpets & Restoration/Old Carpet


Carpet 1
Carpet 1  

Carpet 2
Carpet 2  
Dear Sir,

I will appreciate if you can help us finding
what kind of carpets my family have (please see photos attached).

We think they are very old, but not how old?, and if they have any value?

I will appreciate your advice in this matter.

Thank you in advance.


Hi Ariel,

The first rug (the one with the blue background color) is a Persian Tabriz - by the looks of it, I would say it is about 60 years old or there about.

The second rug is a bit tricky - I would need to see more images of it to be able to determine the precise origin (I would need to see the weave as well). It is not that old (probably not earlier than 1970's or maybe younger). It combines a few different religious elements which is unusual but very hard to sell.

Both of the rug will not have a large resale value.

Hope I was able to help :)

All the best,


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