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post #136 of 176
We have 20 or so vintage Persian rugs. I've acquired most of them from a local Iranian gentleman who is a 4th generation rug dealer. He has shared with me interesting stories of how he stockpiled vintage rugs in Iran during the 80's embargo. Prices dropped and he just warehoused them there until trade resumed. He has stories of how he buys and trades rugs around the world taking advantage of dips in regional markets, stockpiling and building inventory in various countries. He buys when everyone is selling. Some of his more grand pieces end up in museums. He also finds good deals from estate liquidations especially in the Bay Area. The guy has an amazing mind and seems to remember ever rug he has ever owned or sold. I really enjoy visits to his store.

Here is one of my favorites. I enjoy the design and color combinations.

post #137 of 176
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Does anybody like wall to wall?

I do, in certain areas. My entire upstairs is wall to wall except the bathrooms. The entire downstairs is hardwood. I wouldn't change it.
post #138 of 176
I like that, PSG. Nice colors and pattern. Is it a Herez? I am drawn to a lot of those, particularly Serapis... my eye is not the best for identification but when I really love a rug, inevitably it turns out to be a Serapi. But they are generally very, very expensive - too expensive for me.

I don't like some of the really curlicue ones, especially the ones with overly intricate patterns. I did score a decent 10x13 Keshan for less than $400 at a local auction, in really nice shape, though it was "reduced" (e.g. some of the end must have unraveled at one point and a tiny bit of the border is gone, though it's not noticeable unless you look for it) slightly at one end. For the money, for a room sized rug that I think is pretty beautiful, it's hard to beat.

There's an auction this week and your rug made me look - there are a few that I might try to score, who knows.
post #139 of 176
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We have 20 or so vintage Persian rugs. I've acquired most of them from a local Iranian gentleman who is a 4th generation rug dealer. He has shared with me interesting stories of how he stockpiled vintage rugs in Iran during the 80's embargo. Prices dropped and he just warehoused them there until trade resumed. He has stories of how he buys and trades rugs around the world taking advantage of dips in regional markets, stockpiling and building inventory in various countries. He buys when everyone is selling. Some of his more grand pieces end up in museums. He also finds good deals from estate liquidations especially in the Bay Area. The guy has an amazing mind and seems to remember ever rug he has ever owned or sold. I really enjoy visits to his store.

Here is one of my favorites. I enjoy the design and color combinations.


Can you post his store information?
post #140 of 176
Adib's Persian Rug Co
1375 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 937-3338
www.adibs.com

The owner in Walnut Creek is Ray Adib. Great guy. Easy to work with.
post #141 of 176
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I like that, PSG. Nice colors and pattern. Is it a Herez?

It is a Karajeh which is a village in a remote section of Heriz. The dark red background color indicates that it was probably woven prior to the 1940's. The design is a bit different and more tribal than most Karajeh rugs that often have more unique geometric medallions across them. It was not very expensive.

We have a much larger Heriz in the same room. It was considerably more expensive but if I have to select a favorite it is the Karajeh. All of our rugs have a bit of a tribal look to them and most have dominate shades of reds and blues.
post #142 of 176
Back in NJ, had a fantastic time in Paris. PSG that is a great looking rug.
post #143 of 176
My wife and I agree that this is perhaps our 2nd favorite of our rugs. It is about 4.5' x 6.5' and is another Karajeh or Gharajeh from Iran. It is easy to see similarities in color and design influence when compared to the first one I posted.




The difference is that the wool in this particular rug seems to have a bit of a higher sheen. It isn't quite a thick as the first.
post #144 of 176
Wall to wall is the worst. I wasn't aware there was a house-wide alternative until my late teens, early 20s- everyone in the suburbs has it. In fact, I remember paying out of my own pocket when I was around 15 to have laminate put into my bedroom because I hated the carpet so much and that was all I could afford at the time.
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Wall to wall is the worst. I wasn't aware there was a house-wide alternative until my late teens, early 20s- everyone in the suburbs has it. In fact, I remember paying out of my own pocket when I was around 15 to have laminate put into my bedroom because I hated the carpet so much and that was all I could afford at the time.

That's weird
post #146 of 176
Super weird. The carpet was disgusting- and not just ugly, however.
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I found the rug thread yay
post #148 of 176
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Adib's Persian Rug Co
1375 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 937-3338
www.adibs.com

The owner in Walnut Creek is Ray Adib. Great guy. Easy to work with.


Adib's will be moving soon to a new location in Walnut Creek. Be sure to call before driving over for a visit.
post #149 of 176
Anyone in the Bay Area looking for rugs should consider attending the Alameda Flea market the first Sunday of every month. There are numerous dealers and estate liquidators who attend. Prices and quality are all over the place but cash talks and it is easy to negotiate, in fact it is expected. A number of guys show up each month with high prices and never sell anything. But plenty attend to sell.

Here are a few pics:









post #150 of 176
Wow. That's bazaar.

How many sellers would you guess are there?
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