Sunday, March 15, 2009

Silk Rug From Qum Iran and Online Help

A gentleman contacted me by e-mail and said he had a silk rug and needed some information on this rug. Below, you can read what I wrote to him and what he wrote back.

"The foundation and pile of this rug is natural silk. The inscription reads "Qum, Naami". Qum is the name of a city in Iran very famous for fine silk rugs. The history of rug making in Qum does not go over a century. Naami is the name of the weaver. It is worth between $3,500 to $4,000. Its value will appreciate by the passage of time if you keep this rug.

Khosrow Sobhe"

"Dr. Sobhe

I don't know how to thank you for your kind gesture. That was very very generous of you to help me with this.

It seems like I should keep it, based on your email, being that it will appreciate.
You seem to be a man of great knowledge in this industry.

Again my deepest thanks go out to you.


I did what I am supposed to do.
Khosrow Sobhe
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

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