Offered is a vintage Heriz, Persian rug sometimes also called an Oriental Rug. Iran is not in the Orient but many people use the word "oriental" to encompass all rugs in the category. The rug is of cotton warp with weft in approximately six to ten colors, in naturally died wools, and then fixed so that it will pass a "handkerchief" test. If that makes no sense, it simply means you spit on a white handkerchief and rub each color vigorously. If no color comes off the rug is fixed. In any case, no Persian or Oriental rug should ever be washed or in any way cleaned by you. Let a professional do it. I don't mean to lecture. I'd just hate to see anyone ruin one of their rugs this way when it's not necessary. Have your rugs insured and have them treated by a professional that you have checked out. This Heriz is a gem. I know because I acquired it myself from the estate of a deceased friend approximately twenty years ago, and I do know most of if not all of it's history or "provenance". Her brother purchased the rug on a trip to Iran in the 1950's. She inherited it from him and when she died I purchased it from the estate. To be honest with you, I've never seen a larger Heriz. It is WITHOUT measuring the fringe 123" [10"3"] by 162" [13'6"] I'm only willing to part with it as I have beautiful, real, hardwood, floors that I would like to have stripped and refinished. My other rooms are too small to this. There is no point in refinishing floors if you aren't going to see them. The carpet is in excellent condition. It has one small spot measuring approximate 1x3 inches that needs new weft threads but I didn't bother and you might not either. I would have it cleaned as since I purchased it, I never have had to clean it. It's never had children or animals to contend with and I've turned it a few times, plus it's always been well vacuumed. I have padding under it but this I will just chuck. In one of the pictures you will see the original company tag on it from Iran. It definitely is time to add a fringe as well. I have "stopped" the rug so that loss would never go beyond the fringe but as you can see much had been lost by poor vacuuming habits. All they do, usually is turn the current fringe under and sew a new one onto the end, leaving the current fringe inbetween. Please review our shipping and return policies before purchase, and again don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have. We accept Pay Pal and Pay Pal have a program called "Bill Me Later" which is very popular. If you call in your order to us we can also accept the major credit cards, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover as we now are participating merchants of "SQUARE"- or if you prefer on the purchase order you generate when you purchase the item please include the exact name of your charge card, the card no., the expiration date, and the three or four digit code that you will find in the upper left hand corner or the back of your card. I will process this through "SQUARE", which is encrypted for your safety as are we. Thank you, and don't hesitate to contact me, Ed with any questions. E.D. Ridgell - 443-823-8330. Also, please subscribe etc. to our periodic announcements under "subscribe" in the left hand corner of our home page so we can keep you up to date periodically of sales, special purchases, etc.
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