FAQ’s

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We are happy to bring several rugs out to your home to try and if necessary, Persian Galleries allows a 2-3-day approval period, so you can see the rug in your space and lighting conditions. We sell rugs to all of the surrounding areas of Nashville and with an additional fee, will make necessary arrangements for out of town deliveries. In addition, we ship anywhere!

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Yes, should your needs change, you can trade this rug toward the purchase of another rug. This applies only to one rug of equal or greater value and may not be used toward the purchase of a rug with any other discount. This exchange is valid on new rugs for 10 years and on antique rugs for a lifetime. Also, this exchange is valid only if your rug has been professionally cleaned.

Considerations will be made if the rug is worn and has tear issues.

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Yes, we will set an appointment that is convenient with your schedule. We will show up on time, move your furniture and even sweep the floor before we return your nice clean rug.

Rug FAQ’s
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Always store rugs inside the home at room temperature. Do not store rugs in attics that can get too hot or garages that can get damp, as this could cause the rugs to dry rot and become brittle. The rug should be inspected and vacuumed at least once a year.

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Several major factors determine the price of an oriental rug. Since all of our rugs are hand knotted, the first and major expense is labor. The longer a rug takes to make, the more expensive it will be. The more knots per inch, the more intricate the design. The more intricate the design, the longer the rug took to make. The longer the rug took to make, the higher the price.
Country of origin, age, scarcity and quality of the wool used are also factors in determining prices of rugs, especially antique rugs.

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We don’t think they are. Handmade rugs are meant to last for generations. If you take that into account, they’re actually the least expensive floor covering you can buy. We have 8 x 10 rugs that cost less than $2,000.00. If you compare that price to the total price you’ll pay to replace machine made rugs that fall apart every few years, $2,000.00 will seem like a bargain!

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Antique: approx. 100+ years old / prior to WWI
Semi-antique: 60-90 years / between WWI & WWII
Contemporary: 20-60 years / between 1950-1980
Modern: 1980-2018.

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Abrash - A change in the color of a rug due to differences in the wool or dye batch. The color and change runs across the rug and is most likely to occur at the top.

Art Deco - A design style developed in the 1920s and '30s in Europe and the U.S. Typical motifs include geometric shapes, stylized animals, foliage and sun rays.

Aubusson - A style of flat-woven rug originally created in the French village of Aubusson, a center for the production of tapestries and furniture coverings since the 16th century. Aubusson rugs are known for their floral and Chinoiserie patterns. Bokhara or Bukhara - Named for their city of origin in Western Uzbekistan, Bokhara rugs have small, repeating geometric designs, including the elephant foot and octagonal "gul" motifs in greens, reds, whites and browns. Bokhara rugs are also referred to as Beshir rugs, Turkoman rugs or Samarkand rugs.

Boteh - A pear-shaped figure often used in Oriental rug designs, characteristic of the paisley pattern. The boteh may represent a leaf, bush or a pinecone.

Chain Stitch - A crochet stitch used in rug construction that consists of successive loops to lock the final weft in place at the end of a rug.

Field - The part of a rug's design surrounded by the border. The field may be blank or contain medallions or an overall pattern.

Fringe - Warps extending from the ends of a rug which are treated in several ways to prevent the wefts and knots from unraveling. Note that not all Oriental rugs have fringe.

Gul - A medallion either octagonal or angular in shape, used in Pakistani designs. It is often repeated to form an overall pattern in the field.

Heriz or Herez - An Oriental rug made in northwestern Iran and characterized by strong angular design and an ivory background.

Kerman or Kirman - An Iranian province which produces rugs characterized by elaborate fluid designs and soft colors.

Medallion - The large enclosed portion of a design, usually in the center. Typical shapes are diamonds, octagons and hexagons.

Persian Knot - Also known as the Senneh Knot, and used in India, Pakistan, Central and Western Iran and China, it is looped around one thread with only a half-turn around the other thread.

Sarouk - A village near Hamadan in western Iran, known for carpets of fine compact weave, mellow colors and fluid medallion designs.

Savonnerie - La Savonnerie, a carpet factory, was established in 1628 on the site of a former soap factory at Chaillot, near the Seine in Paris. Savonnerie rugs typically feature a center medallion and peripheral border and are often large in size. Motifs are often carved in the rug, adding texture.

Tabriz - A city in northwestern Iran, known for rugs with a firm wool pile and medallion design, usually tied with a Senneh or Persian knot.

Turkish Knot - Also known as the Ghiordes Knot, and used in Turkey, Western Iran and the Caucasus, it is tied around two adjacent warp threads.

Warp - Comprising the structure of the rug, parallel warp yarns run the length of the rug, and are interlaced with wefts.

Weft - The yarns woven horizontally through the warps.

Our friendly team will be happy to answer questions. Please call or email us and we will be happy to assist.

Persian Galleries
129 Franklin Rd
Brentwood, TN 37027

Tel: 615.376.1116
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