Q: What makes some rugs so much more expensive than others? 

A: Prices vary according to labor, quality of material, place of origin, style, KPSI (knots per square inch), and rarity of design.

What is a Persian rug?

A true Persian rug is one that was woven in ancient Persia (modern day Iran).

Some well-known Persian styles include: Afshar, Arak, Ardabil, Bakhtiari, Bijar, Esfahan, Farahan,Ghouchan, Hamadan, Heriz, Joshaghan, Kashan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Lilian, Malayer, Mashad, Nain, Najafabad, Natanz, Qashghai, Qazvin, Qum, Ravar, Sabzevar, Sarab, Saruk, Senneh, Serapi, Shiraz, Sultanabad, Tabriz, Tehran, Varamin, Yazd and Zanjan.

Can fringe be added to or repaired on my area rug or runner?

Yes, fringe can be added to any runner or rug. The cost to add or repair fringe will vary based on fringe style and material. For more information, please call us at 410-313-9090 or email at info@mainstreetorientalrugs.com