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The Ultimate Rug and Carpet Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I didn't bother looking to see if such a thread already exists, but I'm too lazy and I assume if it did, it would be somewhere on the front page. So, here it is: a thread for posting pictures of rugs you like and discussing them.

    Now, for some gratuitous, self-interested content:

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    This is a genuine 25 to 30-year-old Beni Ourain. All undyed wool (both warp and weft). No damage or stains. Fringes are in excellent shape. The size is approximately 6 x 9 feet (or 180 x 280cm, for the Europeans out there).

    At least, that is what the dealer tells me.

    For the moment, let us assume that everything I'm told is correct. What can you tell about the quality of the rug and how would you value it? What other information would need to get a good handle on the price?

    Okay, now, for you experts: is there anything about the rug that strikes you as suspicious?
     
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  2. Viral

    Viral Senior member

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    that looks mint! How much?

    I'm in the market for a hand-knotted rug myself and it's been an uphill battle to say the least.

    Problem is, I need an 8 X 10 and the cost can get get pretty crazy..........the ones I like are rarely under $4K.

    Any advice on where to get any deals on rugs??
     
  3. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Thought of a couple images where I saw cool rugs. One is re-posted.

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  4. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, "how much? is really the key question . . .

    How much do you think?
     
  5. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    Fuck your Beni Ourain rug.
     
  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is it living dishonestly?
     
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  7. Viral

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    based on condition and size, I would estimate $5K.

    amirite???
     
  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm.

    No other assessments?
     
  9. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    We may or may not have just bought this thing and are interested to know if we got a good price.

    Anybody else have any sense of the value?
     
  10. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    I suspect it's worth what you just paid for it.
     
  11. Viral

    Viral Senior member

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    so...........what did you pay for it???
     
  12. edinatlanta

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    I have a few others now, too.
     
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  13. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So, you like it?


    With only one price check? Not telling yet. Depends on how stupid everyone's valuations make me feel for paying whatever I did.


    Are you a collector?
     
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  14. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    only an accidental one. all i can share is pics of what i have.
     
  15. NakedYoga

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    My completely uneducated guess is $6,300.
     
  16. Loathing

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    £1k to £2k in London, depending on pattern, size, and age.

    No fucking way did you pay $5/6k for that.
     
  17. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well, you can see the pattern. The size is 280 x 180cm and the age is about 30 years. Is there something that makes you think it is worth less than others are guessing?

    Is there an online London-based source for Beni Ourain with the prices you're talking?
     
  18. StephenHero

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    No. But's it not offensively ugly or tacky, so I guess that's a good start for ya.
     
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  19. SkinnyGoomba

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    Ironically, SH, I think you have actually moved the meter in terms of Foo's thought process. A very slight change seems to be registering.
     

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