I have been asked by one of my customers to clean this rug, I would be interested to find out its origin (customer said she thinks it is Afghan but wasn't 100% sure) and also the value of the rug. Thanks in advance.
Could you advise on this rug please
The rug appears to be a different colour 50/50 on the face pile and backing from one half to the other , the fringes are also different at each end and the wool rug has silk highlights
This is a fine Persian Isphahan rug. It should have a silk fringe. There is a slight change in the weave that I can see in the photo, this is probably due to a change in the weaver part way through the construction.
The dark red has definitely run.
I hope you've pointed it out to the customer prior to cleaning and taken photo's that prove it was there.
You should either not clean this rug or clean it only at customers risk which you need in writing.
If this rug is about 200 x 150cm t would cost about £3000 to replace.
This is a Turkoman Tekke carpet. Turkoman tribes are found in Turkmanistan, Afghanistan and Persia/Iran.
It doesn't look more than 50 years old and it is the genuine article. It is what the Pakistanis copy.
The pile and foundation should be wool. I can see it has a rewoven corner and may have others so inspect it well before cleaning.
In really good condition this would retail for around £1800.