quote:Originally posted by khmark7:quote:Originally posted by wine+art:
khmark7, I curse thee.
I'm not a rug person, and I do NOT need any other bad hobbies. This said, I found an 1880 Oushak rug that I thought was beautiful. ( 9x14?)
Are these serious rugs?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Serious....that's another story. I'm not familiar with that style of rug, but one can always have the rug appraised. I've learned over time what traits and characteristics to look for in a quality rug, but it's a tricky business.
Rugs of high quality can easily last many decades, even with heavy wear.
I quite like Usak/Oushak rugs. Especially with age on them as the washed out, muted colours are very easy on my eyes. I don't get the are they "serious" rugs though. Pretty much all rugs that are handmade from that region can be collectible to someone. I've got quite a few very tribal (read coarse, made in a tent) rugs that are just as collectible and tradeable as a silk kashan rug. Don't get caught up thinking you can only buy Nain or Qum or Esfahan rugs to be a true collector.