What’s your Karastan worth? The average Karastan 700 series rug in lightly used condition in 9×12 size sells fully serviced and cleaned in second hand for $1500 according to a recent set of retail inquiries. This is especially true for vintage Karastan 785 Sarouk design and Kerman 717 Panel designs. Allover design or covered field designs seem to maintain value moreso than open field with solid color. Hand knotted Oushak (Usak) rugs and carpets continue to gain popularity with soft tones and thick comfortable pile. Value in vintage rugs often exceeds that over those found in antique rugs or even new rugs in many instances.
What are your thoughts on the interview sourced from Rug Blogger below :
Why Buy Vintage Rugs?
There is great validity and real cost-benefit of purchasing a vintage rug over an antique or new rug (or even a machine made rug for that matter). The manner in which hand knotted rugs are made today is little changed over the course of many centuries. However, the main difference now is vintage rugs are an extremely affordable option, and regardless, will continue to last for many, many years.
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