Persian & Oriental RUG APPRAISALS

Ahdoot Oriental Rugs provides reliable and accurate antique, Persian and Oriental rug appraisals.

An Oriental rug’s value is based on two key factors.

The first is an Oriental carpet’s intrinsic value, or your rug’s beauty and craftsmanship. The second is your rug’s value as an investment which includes:

  • How much your handmade rug would sell for in today’s market.
  • What the replacement cost for your antique rug would be.

Combined, these two elements indicate a Persian rug, Oriental rug or Turkish rug’s overall value as an asset.

Whether you’ve just come into possession of an Oriental rug or you’ve had one for years, it’s important that you start thinking about getting a Persian rug appraisal to unearth this overall value as an asset – and Ahdoot Oriental Rugs can meticulously appraise your valuable antique rug.

To appraise your Oriental or Persian rug, contact Ahdoot Oriental Rugs or call us at 212-290-8484.

What Is
The Value Of An Oriental Rug Based On?

There are a number of factors that go into the value of an Oriental rug and a Persian rug appraisal. These factors dictate the cost of your Persian rug and what its antique rug appraisal value is.

Some notable Oriental rug value markers include:

  • Rug Age

    Turkish rug appraisal experts know that the older the rug, the more it’s worth because it shows that the rug has held up over time. Your rug’s age can sometimes have an impact on its value, especially if the rug is considered an antique and in superb condition.
    Older Oriental rugs that exhibit a magnificent patina are particularly sought after in the marketplace and are also more valuable when insured.

  • Rug Condition

    If a rug experienced more wear and tear, that damage would be visible in the stitching, the fade of the color, carpet stains and more. An Oriental rug’s condition is directly linked to its value — and Persian rug appraisal experts like Ahdoot Oriental Rugs know how to determine that.

    However, certain antique rugs will often hold their value better than modern carpets, in spite of deterioration. When we conduct a Miami, NY or NJ Oriental rug appraisal, Ahdoot Oriental Rug’s certified rug appraisers assess everything related to your rug’s overall condition, including inspecting it for damage or wear to the pile, selvages, fringe, dyes and elsewhere.

  • Rug Knot Density

    Turkish rug appraisal teams keep an eye out for the number of knots in a rug. The higher the number of knots per square inch, the better the quality of the Oriental rug – much like higher thread counts in bed sheets.

  • Rug Origin

    Depending on where an Oriental rug was made, it will cost more. For instance, rugs made in Iran and Turkey are particularly rare and cost more than Persian rugs from India.

    By looking at your rug’s motifs, knotting style and colorings, our certified rug appraisers will establish where the rug was manufactured, as well as what type of rug you own. For example, a Persian rug made in the country of Iran featuring a Sarouk design.

  • Rug Size

    Naturally, the size of your Oriental rug will play a role in its value, whether you are ensuring the piece or planning to sell it. A gallery sized, oversized, room-sized, runner or throw rug each have different values, but its size is always put into context with your rug’s other elements.

  • Rug Style & Craftsmanship

    The quality of a rug’s craftsmanship is determined by the skill of the weaver who created it, including their technique, the excellence of their design and the number of knots-per-inch (KPI) it contains.

    The condition of your rug’s dyes also plays a tremendous role during a Persian rug appraisal, such as whether the colors are faded and stained or intense and vibrant.

  • Rug Materials

    The types of materials used tell experts during an antique rug appraisal about the type of person that made the rug, where it was made and if they put their dedication into their work.

    Good materials include authentic sheep’s wool, silk, cotton, and natural dyes. Bad materials include nylon, chemical dyes and other modern inventions.

  • And more!

    To appraise your Oriental or Persian rug, contact Ahdoot Oriental Rugs or call us at 212-290-8484.

What Are
The Benefits Of An Oriental Rug Appraisal?

The benefits of a rug appraisal include:

  • Accurate Insurance Value

    When you get Turkish rug appraisal, you will have a better idea as to how much insurance you will need to cover it if anything were to happen.

    When performing a Persian rug appraisal in New York, New Jersey, and Florida markets for insurance purposes, Ahdoot Oriental Rugs provides you with an antique rug appraisal and assessment that indicates your handmade rug’s replacement value rather than its current market value. This ensures that you are well covered in the event of a flood, fire, theft or another type of damage or loss.

  • Price Confidence

    Another reason you should request an Oriental rug appraisal from Ahdoot Oriental Rugs is to learn the current market value of your Persian rug, particularly if you are interested in selling the item.

    For nearly 40 years, Ahdoot has proudly served the New York City Oriental rug market and beyond, and helped thousands of clients get the most money for their carpets in both private and public sales through professional Persian rug appraisals.

  • Peace Of Mind

    There are a number of compelling reasons to receive a Turkish rug appraisal. The most common reason for you to get a Persian rug appraisal on your carpet is to safeguard your investment against damage or total loss by having it insured.

    In order for your rug to be protected, insurance companies will require an up-to-date antique rug appraisal — which we can easily provide for Miami, Florida, New York and New Jersey Oriental rug owners.

  • And more!


Ahdoot Oriental Rugs specializes in determining your carpet’s intrinsic value through Persian rug appraisals and can give you that peace of mind you’re looking for. We can conduct this either at your home or in our New York, New Jersey, or Miami Oriental Rug showrooms.

Contact Ahdoot Oriental Rugs for more information on our comprehensive Persian rug appraisal services HERE or call us at 212-290-8484.

How To Appraise An Antique Oriental Rug

Rug appraisals need to be conducted by a professional, certified appraiser. This ensures authenticity throughout the process, providing you with the most accurate information possible.

Ahdoot Oriental Rugs provides highly-qualified and certified Persian rug appraisers for NYC, New Jersey and Florida-based clients. Ahdoot Oriental Rugs offers NY/NJ and Miami rug appraisals either at a client’s home or in our New Jersey Persian rug showroom.

Factors that professionals consider when appraising a rug include:

  • Rug Condition

    When appraisers inspect your Oriental rug, they are looking to see how they’ve held up over the years. Considering the rug’s age, they want to see if there is any damage, fraying, fading, tears or more in the fibers.

  • Rug Design

    Certified Oriental rug appraisers, such as Ahdoot Oriental Rugs experts, look for intricate designs, motifs and symbols. Knowing if a rug was made by hand versus by a machine is also evident in the design — if it’s too perfect, it’s actually worth less because it clearly was created by machine.

  • Rug Craftsmanship

    This is a measure of the skill used in the creation of the rug. The type of dye used is also an indicator of strong craftsmanship — if natural dyes were used, it’s worth more.

    The materials and fibers used in the Oriental rug are also extremely valuable — cotton, silk, goat and camel hair are worth more than chemical dyes, synthetic fibers, and more.

  • And more.


These factors are then measured using a points system. Each factor is graded on a 1-10 points scale — condition, age, material, quality, craftsmanship and so on. After adding up all of the points, you’re left with its value. The higher the points, the better the rug.

You want a rug that has a high value — it’s in a good condition for its age, it was made by hand, it’s intricate, natural and original.

The Ahdoot team is qualified to inspect, appraise and determine the value of Oriental rugs thanks to our 40+ years of Oriental rug services in the greater New York City Oriental rug market, experience, passion for authenticity and professional skillset. You can be confident in our conclusions.

How Much Does A Rug Appraisal Cost in New York, New Jersey and Miami, Florida?

Depending on where you’re getting a Persian rug appraisal, costs may vary. However, Ahdoot Oriental Rug’s appraisal costs for Oriental rug owners in New Jersey, NYC, and Florida are affordable and well worth it.

There are two different types of rug appraisals you can expect when getting your Oriental rug appraised in NY/NJ, Miami or beyond.

These two types are:

  • Full-Written Appraisal

    A full-written appraisal is an official appraisal that takes time and costs money. You can expect a full written appraisal to cost at least $500, and oftentimes more.

    That’s because it requires a complete inspection of the rug as well as thorough research into its history. A full-written appraisal will end with you receiving a legal document with the rug’s official worth.

  • Verbal Estimation Of Value

    A verbal estimation is a quick, simple and non-official process. It’s cheaper because it takes less time and expertise.

    Average costs are around $100 dollars for a decent verbal estimation. No written documentation comes from this.

Here at Ahdoot Oriental Rugs, we offer both types of Oriental rug appraisal to give Florida, NYC and New Jersey Persian rug owners in exactly what they need, when they need it.

Where To Get A Persian Rug Appraisal In NJ, NY, Miami & Beyond?

Although there are hundreds of Oriental rug appraisers in NYC and across the country, many are not experienced or certified.

However, Ahdoot Oriental Rugs is an official certified Persian rug appraiser.

Knowing who to trust for an accurate appraisal on your Oriental or Persian rug is important, and it’s equally important to know your appraiser has the background and credentials to back up their assessment.
Having been a long-time member of the International Society of Appraisers, our rug appraisal experts are guaranteed to provide you with a valuation you can have confidence in, whether you’re seeking an appraisal for insurance or to prepare your rug for sale.

As a premier provider for Oriental rug appraisals in New York City, New Jersey, Florida and beyond, you can count on Ahdoot Oriental Rugs for a detailed and precise evaluation of your handmade rug.

  • We offer expert appraisal both in-store and in the comfort of your own home.
  • We provide certification as part of the appraisal process, which you can submit to your insurance provider.
  • Our personable appraisers are knowledgeable and market-savvy.
  • We provide your insurer with the replacement value of your rug, often more than the current market value.
  • If your rug needs repair, we offer a free estimate to return it to its original condition.

In general, USPAP certified appraisals are the standard certifications accepted by the IRS and the US government. Whether you’re getting an Oriental rug appraisal in New Jersey, New York, Florida, or anywhere else in the United States, look for this certification first.

How To Identify A Persian Rug

Spotting an authentic, antique Persian rug sounds a lot harder than it actually is. There are a few key markers to look for that can help you realize right off the bat whether a rug is real or fake.

Here are some indicators that a Persian rug is authentic:

  • The fringe is a part of the rug itself
  • There are imperfections on the front and back of the rug
  • There is no mesh covering on the back of the rug
  • Specific countries of origin
    • Turkey, India, Iran, Nepal, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan are where the majority of Oriental rugs are made.
    • However, rugs from Iran and Turkey, for instance, are worth more and are viewed as more authentic than a Persian rug created in India.

How Many Knots Per Square Inch Is A Good Rug?

Knots per square inch refers to the number of knots that are weaved into an area of one inch of carpet.

Different Oriental rugs use different knotting techniques. But more often than not, the higher the knot count, the better the quality. For instance, for a Pakistani Oriental rug, 16/18 knots per square inch indicates a fine quality rug.

On average, Oriental rug knots per square inch average around 9/9 knots per square inch — ranging from 7/7 to 16/16.

How Much Are Antique Persian Rugs Worth?

The cost of an antique Oriental rug relies heavily on size, age, origin, materials and more. This means that Oriental rugs can are valued at anywhere from a couple hundred to millions of dollars.

Natural dyes and older materials like silk and goat’s hair make a Persian rug more valuable. As does its size.

For instance, an authentic, hand-knotted 6×9 Oriental rug is worth anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000.

As rugs get bigger and older, these prices rise.

The most expensive Oriental rug ever sold, sold for $34 million.

Ahdoot Oriental Rugs Is A Certified Rug Appraiser

As a certified rug appraiser, Ahdoot Oriental Rug’s team of experts can help you evaluate, appraise, save and sell your Oriental rugs.

We also offer the following services:


To appraise your Oriental or Persian rug, contact Ahdoot Oriental Rugs or call us at 212-290-8484.