When shopping for a new rug for your home, price is a huge consideration. If you’re considering a one-of-a-kind, hand knotted oriental rug for your home, you’ll need to accept the fact that Oriental rugs will be significantly more expensive than machine-made rugs. This is a direct result of the differences in quality between hand-knotted and machine-made rugs.
Once you’ve decided to purchase high-quality, one-of-a-kind, hand knotted oriental rugs, you’ll find varying prices among the types and styles of oriental rugs. Again, this is mostly a result in differences in quality – with some price marks also reflecting the costs of shipping, production, and/or current fashion styles.
Check out RugKnots' blog below to learn more about how oriental rugs are priced, and learn what the average price of an oriental rug is.
How Do Sellers Determine the Price of an Oriental Rug?
The main factors that determine oriental rugs prices are their knot count and size. A rug’s knot count is the number of knots woven into it per square inch. Most oriental rugs range from 7/7 knot count all the way to 16/16 — with 9/9 being a popular average.
The higher a rug’s knot count, the more plush and soft its texture is — making it higher in quality. Furthermore, the higher a rug’s knot count, the more time and materials it requires to make.
So, oriental rugs with high knot counts are priced higher than rugs with low knot counts. Similarly, rugs large in size require more time and materials to produce; thus, large rugs are priced higher than small rugs.
To easily compare two rugs prices, calculate the price per square foot of each rug. For example, a 6x9 Kilim Dhurrie rug that costs $920 would cost about $17 per square foot; in comparison, a 6x9 Bokhara rug that costs $1,600 would cost about $29 per square foot.
The differences in pricing between these two rugs is a result of the time and materials required to produce them, as well as other more subjective factors (like overall style and popularity). Kilim Dhurrie rugs are produced in a low knot count, flatweave style that is lovely to touch, but less plush than Bokhara rugs. They also feature simple designs.
Bokhara rugs, on the other hand, feature more traditional styles and textures with dense, plush fibers and intricate designs. Bokhara rugs are considered classic and are always in style; Kilim Dhurrie rugs, on the other hand, are less prestigious in the oriental rug industry and have a more casual, modern style.
Though both rugs are beautiful, the price difference between the two represents their difference in physical and fashionable features.
With such a multitude of oriental rug collections and styles to compare, it’s important to have a trustworthy, knowledgeable rug retailer to explain the reasoning behind price differences in different styles. Although most price differences will be a result of size and knot count, other factors like a rug’s wool quality, production country, age, dye types and design intricacy can impact its price. If you have questions but don't have a rug dealer, get in touch with RugKnots experts!
Below is a chart of reasonable prices for a handful of different oriental rug styles. Use this as a guide when shopping for oriental rugs to be sure you’re receiving a fair price for your product.
|Rug style||Reasonable Price per Square Foot|
|Ikat||$45-$90 (depends on amount of silk used)|
With these prices in mind, a 6x9 authentic, hand-knotted oriental rug could cost anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000. Be aware of the rug’s size, knot count, origin and materials before purchasing to determine whether it’s priced fairly or not.
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