The difference in price depends on many factors, which we will enumerate below. In the price assessment of a carpet, one starts with a basic price; then one judges the artistic quality and makes comparisons with similar carpets of the same style; then you set a final price.
Style & Origin
Persian and Indian carpets show considerable differences in craftsmanship and material quality. Also, between studio and nomadic rugs, completely different conditions can prevail.
Type of knot and density of a carpet are of great importance. A tightly knotted carpet is more expensive as its manufacture is more time consuming.
An antique, hand-knotted carpet is often more expensive; however, this is not only the age. The ravages of time often give an older rug a charm that lacks newly made rugs.
The Artistic Expression
Two carpets, made in the same place and from the same knots, can differ considerably in price. Why? Despite the same number of knots, the same material used and the same size, the price varies by several thousand. An important reason may be the different color combination or different pattern. Another reason may be the fineness and richness of the pattern. A detailed pattern also results in a much more attractive rug, even if the knot density is the same!
Keep In Mind Before You Buy A Rug
Of course, a carpet under the dining table must be able to handle the wear caused by table and chair legs. Pile and pattern must be able to tolerate leftovers, spilled drinks and so on. The size should be chosen so that the chair legs do not constantly rub against the carpet edges. A rug with a medallion in the middle requires a symmetrical arrangement of the furniture, while a rug without a medallion allows freer placement. A much-used carpet should be strong and heavy so that it does not slip. For an exposed carpet that is rarely entered, the particular beauty of the pattern and finish can be beneficial – they attract attention like a work of art.