Level 6 | Reproductions
Typically 1970 to present — The newest contributions to the hand-woven market are adaptations of traditional Persian designs created in a broad range of qualities. These are by far the most widely available Oriental rugs today. Although the pieces may be labeled with famous Persian regional names, the majority are woven in India, China, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt and Romania. Some reproductions are finely crafted using natural dyes, although the artistic spark and individuality that give earlier rugs enduring value are not present.
The best Oriental rugs are valuable art works and precious tangible assets, therefore should be appraised and insured at appropriate value levels.