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Valuations of Carpets & Tapestries

The creation of the carpet dates back to the same time as that of the clothes. They are most often made of sheep’s wool or silk. The most valuable carpets are so-called oriental carpets, mainly from Iran, Turkey, China, Pakistan, India, Caucasus, Kairouan though also those from many other countries and regions.

One of the oldest woven carpets dates back to the 5th century BCE which was discovered in the burial mound of a Scythian prince in the Altai Mountains, southern Siberia. Carpets allowed nomads to protect themselves from the cold. The art of carpet making will develop in the 16th century in India and Persia thanks to the protection of their respective sovereigns. One of the most famous examples produced during this period was the carpet of Ardabil which took three years and five weavers to weave. At a sale at Sotheby’s in 2013, a Kerman carpet from the seventeenth century was sold for $ 33.8 billion showing that carpet lovers are still very present in the art market.

Generally, tapestry is a large wall hanging woven with wool and representing religious, mythological or hunting scenes. The technique was first mastered by the Moors in the eighth century in France.

In the seventeenth century, the French royal manufacturer Gobelins would be created and would produce very beautiful tapestries. There were also other manufacturing hubs located in the French towns of Aubusson or Beauvais. Long neglected, the art form of tapestry has returned to the forefront in contemporary times with modern creations and rising prices.

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