Oriental Rugs: A Brief Overview
Registration Information
October 28, 2016 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Appraisers Association of America
212 West 35th Street, 11th Floor
New York City

Oriental rugs have long been a sector of the antiques and collecting market that is for many, misunderstood, and for some, ignored entirely.

How does one identify where a rug was woven? What are the characteristics that make a rug valuable? How important is it that a rug have a high knot count? What exactly is a ‘semi-antique’ rug?

While rugs have been woven for over 2000 years, how are Oriental rugs faring today as a collecting genre vis-a-vis other genres in the world of art and antiques? Topics covered will include the major rug weaving areas of the 
world, urban versus tribal rugs, natural versus synthetic dyes, and general rug terminology (what is meant by ‘cut and shut?; what is ‘habrash?; what are depressed warps?).

We will discuss how to determine the age of an oriental rug and how to decipher the dates in an oriental rug. This program is 

meant for both the beginning collector and the general appraiser. Oriental rugs are an artform meant to be appreciated. 

3 CE credits

Members: $40
General Admission: $50

Register online (at the top of this page); OR
by filling out and submitting the printable registration form; OR
by calling 212.889.5404 x 11 

Email confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. Registration is accepted only with payment.  

Led by:
David Weiss
Accredited Member
Education Committee Member
Appraisers Association of America

All cancellations must be made a week prior to the program to receive a refund.


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