In case of fire or theft, your insurance companies will ask you if you had the rug appraised for its true value or you may want to add an insurance rider based on an accurate appraisal.
These are a few of the many reasons to have your rugs appraised. One thing, though, is certain: as a result of having a rug appraisal, you will have a greater understanding of the origin of your rug; its type, design, age, and knot count; and many fascinating insights into the world of Oriental and other fine rugs. If you need your Oriental rugs cleaned or appraised, then give us a call in Las Vegas today.
At first thought, appraising your Oriental rugs may seem like a task you’ll get to “someday.” However, rug appraisal is totally worth it in the here and now!
Of course, the appraisal process requires an in-depth, intricate understanding of history, culture, and technique. Here at ORIENTAL EXPRESS in Las Vegas, we have been washing Oriental rugs, tapestries, Persians carpets, and custom area rugs that most would consider priceless. While we believe the beauty of these Oriental rugs truly is priceless, we also are rug experts who can determine the value of your rug through our rug appraisal services. Read below and be sure to check out the handy infographic to help understand what determines the value of your Oriental rugs.
To put it simply, Oriental rugs are worth more when they have a higher knot density, or number of knots within a certain area. This is typically per square inch in the U.S.
To do this, your rug appraiser will turn the rug over and count the number of rows and columns of knots in an inch and then multiply the two numbers. So, as an example, let’s say there are 10 rows in an inch and 50 knots across, the KPSI (knots per square inch) would be 500. While the general rule is that the higher the KPSI, the higher the value of the rug, there are some fine rugs that will have a lower knot count due to its region, history, or style.