If you have area rugs adorning your home, you know they can come at a steep cost. Can you in your wildest dreams imagine paying over a million dollars for a rug though? Believe it or not, there are people willing to pay a pretty penny for rugs that are made from fine materials and brilliant colors. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some of the most expensive rugs ever sold and what made them go for so much money.
Ziegler Mahal Carpet Rug #1
This rug comes all the way from Central Persia and gets the high price tag because of the deep colors that allow the complex floral pattern to truly pop. This rug was sold at Sotheby’s for $98,500 USD.
Silk Isfahan Rug
The tobacco heiress, Doris Duke, had quite the rug collection. This comes from her collection and its beauty comes from the deep colors that are woven in and throughout the pattern. This rug sold for $116,500 USD.
Antique Oushak Rug
This rug shows signs of age with tattered edges, but the vibrant colors and rich design still keep it among some of the most expensive rugs ever sold. The symbolism within this rug is extraordinary. This rug was sold for $158,500 USD.
Ziegler Mahal Rug #2
Unlike some of the other rugs mentioned above, this rug showcases a softer color pallet. It is a large rug, and for that is it highly sought after. The rug has several holes in it, but didn’t deter a buyer from paying $170,500 USD for it.
Ziegler Mahal Rug #3
This rug is in excellent condition unlike the Ziegler Mahal #2 rug. It sold for more money because of the excellent condition it was in. It is made with a large print and the many brilliant colors making it a rug decorators and designers search for. It ended up selling for $182,500 USD.
Silk Persian Isfahan Rug
This rug, made of pure silk, is the highest selling rug to date. It was sold at $4,450,000 USD in 2008 and is considered very rare. Made in Central Persia and of superior craftsmanship, this rug will most likely hold this title for quite some time.
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Whether you have spent $200 on your area rug, or $200,000, properly maintaining it is important in keeping the colors vibrant and beautiful. Many rugs are made of delicate fibers and materials, and they require special equipment and training to properly clean without causing damage. Your area rugs should be cared for by a professional carpet cleaning company like Carpet Care 2000 twice a year to ensure you get the most out of your area rug. Having your area rug professionally cleaned will remove damaging dirt and other debris that will slowly break down the fibers and damage any vibrant colors. Leave your area rug cleaning to the experts at Carpet Care 2000 and you will be able to enjoy your area rug for years to come. Call us today!