John Q. Public
500 Main Street
Providence, RI 02904
Size: 11' 5'' x 14' 7''
Date: Saturday, March 27, 2010
Country Of Origin: Iran (Persia)
Approx. Date of Origin: 1890
Condition: Outer guard border gone at both ends (see
photo). Minor moth damage to the back of the
rug scattered throughout the field. (see photo).
Rug is low but even overall with foundation
showing near the medallion No color running.
One small hole – the size of a quarter - in the lower border.
Prior Repairs: Overcast on both ends but old work needs to
be redone. Minor repairs to the edge
wrap, Needs additional work.
Construction: Wool pile on a cotton foundation. Turkish
(symmetrical) knot. Stack warp construction.
Double "S"-wrap edges.
Value Type: Retail Replacement
Rosalind Rustigian, CRA
Roz Rustigian was certified as an appraiser in 1989 by the Oriental Rug Retailer's Association.
The process involves taking a two part exam. Section one tests for the individual's knowledge of the history, structure and language of rugs and carpets. the second part of the test requires correct identification of between 40 to 50 rugs which are chosen by the appraisal committee as being representative of the types of carpets an appraiser would typically see in a real evaluation. Candidates must state the geographic or tribal origin of each rug and determine its age and category type.
An example of a typical appraisal from Rustigian Rugs is shown at the left. The rug is described in full in a variety of categories and notes are made to detail condition and structure. If an appraisal makes mention of particular problems (for example), a photograph illustrating the comment is included with the appraisal. In this way, a rug can be more easily identified in the event of theft.
A cover letter typically accompanies the appraisal and samples of those various letters can be view by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions regarding the appraisal process, don’t hesitate to ask a question here. We will respond within one working day.