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10 Most Expensive Carpets in the World

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The rug or carpet of a room contributes a significant portion of a value of a home. It is the often the first thing you notice walking into a house and is a central feature for communal spaces such as the lounge or dining room. But the owners of these next few extravagant rugs took the concept of quality to a whole other level. For your enjoyment, here are the top 10 most expensive carpets ever sold.

10 – The Tabriz Carpet


The Tabriz carpet from northwest Persia is a great example of traditional Mahi field patterns and colours. The turtle shell design elements in the border and good condition had this rug selling for $68,500 USD.

09 – Fereghan Sarouk


The Fereghan carpet is another Persian rug that broke the bank at $74,500 USD. This rug is a good example of a Fereghan Sarouk design, a favourite amongst collectors. It features a loose symmetrical hour glass design with three large medallions spaced down its length.

08 – Portuguese Armorial


The Portuguese armorial carpet sold for $80,500 USD, making it the eighth most expensive carpet in the world. This square cut rug features an elaborate border with oscillating patterns orientated around a single square medallion in the centre.

07 – Mohtashem Kashan Carpet


At just under $100,000 USD, the Mohatashem Kashan carpet from central Persia is one of the highest “grade” Kashan carpets made in the 19th century. High quality weaving and exceptional craftsmanship saw this rug sell for $92,500 USD.

06 – Ziegler Mahal Carpet


The Siegler Mahal Carpet is another from central Persia that made it onto the list of top 10 most expensive rugs. This large square cut rug features an intricate flower patterned border and deep royal colours. It sold at a Sotheby’s auction for $98,500 USD.

05 – Isfahan Carpet


The fifth most expensive rug in the world is the Isfahan carpet from the collection of Tobacco heiress, Doris Duke. This rug has a high decorative value with striking colours and an elaborate pattern design. It sold for $116,500 USD.

04 – Ushak Rug


This rug may be old but it still packs a punch. With striking colours and exceptional contrast, this rug is both rich in design and symbolism. Rugs of this type are recognisable by their saturated brick-red fields, but this particular one was exceptional, selling for $158,500 USD.

03 – Ziegler Mahal Carpet (2)


Into the top three, the Ziegler Mahal Carpet didn’t let a few holes stop it from selling for an amazing $170,500 USD. In soft coloured palettes and a generous size this rug is the sort highly sought after for furnishing.

02 – Ziegler Mahal Carpet (3)


The second most expensive carpet in the word is another Ziegler Mahal Carpet from central Persia. This rug was in high demand by decorators due to its large print scale and colourful palette. It sold for more than its brother ($182,500 USD) due to its high quality condition.

01 – Silk Isfahan Rug


And finally, the number one most expensive rug every sold was the silk Isfahan rug of central Persia. The outstanding craftsmanship, high knot density and use of pure silk made it a rare find. Selling for a staggering $4,450,000 USD, this extravagant wonders trumped all other rugs in its class when it was sold in 2008.

Rug Cleaning – Why Clean Carpets Matter

Friday, June 12th, 2015

If you’re on a tight budget, looking for affordable carpet cleaning companies may be the last thing on your mind. Rug cleaning isn’t a luxury, however. It should be considered an absolute necessity. Clean carpets will protect your family from mold, mildew, allergens and other harmful items lingering in the fibers. If you’ve been feeling ill, it could be a result of these items in your carpet. If you’ve had water damage, it is especially important that you get your carpets cleaned to protect against these dangers. If you’re still unsure about spending big bucks on clean carpets, consider some of the facts about what lingers in dirty rugs. (more…)

Rug Cleaning NY – Your Local Rug Cleaning Professionals

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Finding a professional rug cleaning NY specialist in the Tri-State area stops here. Oriental Rug Care NY specializes in all types of area rugs, including handmade Oriental and Persian rugs, contemporary area rugs, antique tapestry rugs, and even the most basic accent rug. No matter your rug restoration or cleaning needs, your beloved rug will be in good hands. (more…)

Carpet Cleaning NY – How to Get the Job Done Right

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Carpet cleaning NY companies abound, and the best ones will know how to do the job right. However, there are also some steps of your own you should take to make sure you get a good job. Though you can rely on a good carpet cleaning company to know all the finer points of how to get your floors clean, you also need to know what information to give them in order to get the best results. You should have your carpets cleaned about once every 12 to 18 months for the best results. Some carpet warranties will require that you take these standard care measures. (more…)

Rug Cleaning NY – How to Choose the Right Company

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Regular rug cleaning services are important, but it can be hard to narrow down your choices to the best and most reliable rug cleaning NY company. When you know what to look for, where to look and what questions to ask, you’ll be able to make the smartest decision. Letting someone into your house and giving access to your carpets isn’t something you should take lightly. Always take the time to do your research and choose a rug cleaning company that you can trust. The lowest price doesn’t always indicate the best choice, and paying more is often well worth it for carpets that come out clean and beautiful rather than dingy or ruined. (more…)

New York Rug Cleaning – Picking the Right Service

Friday, June 12th, 2015

When your carpets are looking dirty and dingy, you know it’s time to look for New York rug cleaning. In this big city, you can drag all kinds of dirt and pollutants home on your shoes. You should aim to get your carpets cleaned at least once a year, but go ahead and have them cleaned sooner if they’re looking poorly. You should also consider cleaning your carpets more often if you have pets or children. Not only do these family members make a bigger mess, they also spend a lot of time on the floor and deserve clean carpets. (more…)

Rug Cleaning New York – Tips for Rug and Upholstery Cleaning

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Staying on top of cleaning methods in New York can be a daunting process. It seems like every day, there is some new miracle product on the market that promises to give your home a new sparkling degree of cleanliness. However, for the best rug cleaning New York, there is no need to use any miracle products. Upholstery and rugs alike can be treated with some basic cleaning methods. The best method will depend on the type of material that your furnishings are crafted from, and whether you live in an urban environment, such as Manhattan, or a more rural one, such as Poughkeepsie or the Adirondacks, because this will impact the level of soil tracked into your home. (more…)

Carpet Cleaning New York – Types of Carpet Cleaning Methods

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Residents of New York from the Hudson Valley to Manhattan who own carpets in their homes will need to contend with basic care in order to keep carpeting looking and smelling fresh. Because the climate in New York can be extreme, this can have an effect on carpets over time. To help prevent damage, there are several different types of carpet cleaning methods to choose from. Dust mites, pet dander, and soil can accumulate over time without carpet cleaning New York, brought in from the urban environment of Brooklyn and Manhattan as well as the fresh soil of upstate New York. (more…)

Antique Rug Cleaning New York – How to Take Care of Antique Rugs

Friday, June 12th, 2015

There are great bargains on antique rugs to be found in New York City, from the Chelsea Market as well as antiques dealers in Soho and various Brooklyn neighborhoods. Online sources can also be a great way to find a fabulous antique rug that can serve as a focal point in your apartment or house. However, to make the most of your new find and ensure that it will last for hundreds of years to come, it’s important to think about antique rug cleaning New York. Oriental rugs in particular need to be taken care of to prevent their fine, delicate fibers from fraying or fading due to age. (more…)

Area Rug Cleaning NY – The Benefits of Wool Rugs

Friday, June 12th, 2015

When you need a simple way to add warmth to your New York City apartment, Albany home, or Bear Mountain cottage, you might want to think about adding in wool rugs. Area rugs are available in a wide range of different sizes, shapes, and colors, to match whatever interior design scheme that you might have. Wool is one of the most popular materials for crafting rugs, and has been for thousands of years. This is because its fibers hold many benefits, including the fact that they make area rug cleaning NYC easier. Durable, long-lasting, and soft, wool is adaptable to many different situations and styles. (more…)

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