Navigating the market for Persian and tribal Oriental rugs can seem like a daunting and confusing process at first, as there appear to be so many qualifiers in making the best possible decision. Yet, some simple guidelines can help demystify the shopping and selection process. In this series of articles, Claremont’s President Jan David Winitz offers invaluable guidelines for identifying what to look for when shopping for rugs that suit your needs and aesthetic interest. Use the index on the left to browse through the articles offered in this section and check back periodically for new topics. Also look through our Decorating With Antique Rugs section.