The thing is the highest quality silk rug displayed to me was originally priced at $1800 american, and I thought that was alot, until i went to the cottage emporium on Jan Path and the same sort to my feel and vision was about $5000!!!! Surely my hands and eyes don't lie?
Wow! Are you absolutely sure that the rugs you were comparing were the same with respect to foundation(warp, weft) Kpsi, dyes, pile content(material & quality) .... for example something offered to you as the "highest quality silk rug" is far different from a "100% silk rug" ..... I'll take the latter any day.:)
... you can always hang them on the wall!
I'm not absolutely sure about much at all coz my interest and experience in rugs began when i first stumbled into a rug shop in macleod ganje just to time pass.. Like i said to me they were identical to feel and the fine weaves and patterns were extremely similiar...
I'm curios as to where did you find a baloch carpet from in Kashmir (mentioned in a previous post of yours) ? Was it a Baloch style rug? Or a kilim? done by Kashmiris? Or was it from a traveling salesman?Vaibhav - This is the Baluch - 4’6” x 3’. (8K). I don’t know exactly what part of this huge area designated as Baluch it is from though.