I know what size I want and I know what styles I want. What's the best way to buy one without paying a fortune? (I live in Portland, OR by the way.)
Get a good price?
Has anyone had any luck buying rugs from ebay, or from an online dealer?
Are we no longer allowed to call them Oriental rugs?
Cause that's what some of them are.
The ones from the orient are oriental. The ones from arabia are persian.
r3, I years ago I bought several fantastic Persian rugs on Ebay for really great prices, but the embargo on products from Iran is enforced, so not available for cheap anymore. ...there are several Canadian dealers that deal with Persian rugs, but they will not ship to the U.S. In the past I bought several palace sized Heriz rugs in beautiful muted colors for 1500.00=3000.00, now you can't find for less than 6-10k.
Smartbargains.com is having a three-hour sale (that began at midnight EST) and they usually have a few oriental rugs for sale. Hurry, sale ends at 3AM EST!
I have many rugs, some I use, others I buy just because I like. I have purchased them for others. A decent quality hand knotted rug can be had for a song. I have purchased at estate sales, private parties, swap meets etc.
A friend of mine sells many beautiful rugs on Craig's list.
Ebay prices are low although they can screw you on shipping. Look for something local you can pick up.
I would put a wanted listing on CL.
I like Persians/Iranians with a thick rug of fur across their chests.
Webmaster, please F&F this racist thread!
I bought two from a reputable dealer here in Dallas last year.
They were not cheap( over $20 grand), but I did get papers on both. They will last at least a hundred years.
The papers included country of origin and appraisal.
Sorry, I buy American.
Why do Ornamentals have tinyemeat?
Orientals are Asians like citizens of Rome are Romanians.
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Drive up to Seattle and check at Emanuel's rug cleaning. They have a large variety. The owner/manager is very knowledgable and does consignments and original sales. Present your Oregon license to get out of sales tax.
Emmanual's sells Oriental rugs, not Asian rugs.
OP, are you lazy? I raise my own sheep, sheer them, spin and dye the wool, and knot my own rugs. And I make my own mayonnaise.
[quote]I like Persians/Iranians with a thick rug of fur across their chests.
Unfortunately, many of them also have a thick rug of fur across their backs, too.
Here in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the local Habitat for Humanity resale shop sells 2nd quality or "irregular" Persian rugs at very reasonable prices. I have them in every room, hallway, nook, and cranny since they sell them in 8 X 10 room size, 5 X 7 area rug, 2 X 7 runners, and 2 X 3 mats. The room size is $140, IIRC, and the other sizes are comparable price per sf. They might not want this publicized because they are sold as fast as they come in, and I can't find anything wrong to make them "irregular". The brand names on them vary, but I am sure they come from the same factory. I just turned over the corners of 2 of them, one says "Kingdom" and the other says "Concord".
I'm not Persian, R21, just a redneck hillbilly from Arkansas, but if you don't like my back hair, then you can just kiss my hairy asshole.