If you have a question for the Oriental Rug Experts, call or write to:
David Tiftickjian & Sons, 300 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY 14202 | 716-852-0556
Or fill out our Contact Form.
Dear Mr. Tiftickjian:What country makes the best oriental rugs?
Dear Mrs. V:An oriental rug can be judged by the number of knots per square inch. The higher the number of knots per square inch, the finer the oriental rug. A rug weaver uses one of two kinds of knots, Persian or Turkish. The Persian knot is used primarily in Turkey and Caucusus. Even though both knots are tied differently, both produce fine oriental rugs. It is important to select quantity and not merely the country of origin.
Dear Mr. Tiftickjian:Where can I sell my mother’s antique oriental rugs?
Dear Mr. D:Depending on type, size and condition, most oriental rugs maintain value. Be sure to look for a reliable dealer who will offer a fair market price. Many dealers will also “trade-in” an older rug toward the purchase of a new one. At David Tiftickjian & Sons you can be assured of receiving the absolute highest price on the sale or trade-in of your rug. We also offer complete cleaning and repair service. We would welcome the opportunity to assist you.
Dear Mr. Tiftickjian: I would like to buy an oriental rug but dark red and navy blue won’t fit my decor. Are there any other colors available?
Dear Mrs. H:Yes, for centuries many techniques have been used by dye masters to create every color in the rainbow. Originally, color was achieved naturally by using vegetable and herbal dyes. Around the mid 18th century, synthetic dyes started to replace the natural ones. Today both organic and synthetic dyes are used in quality oriental rugs. A wide variety of colors is available to complement both traditional and contemporary homes. Whether you’re interested in jewel tones or more mellow hues, we stock a complete color selection to fit every decorating palate.