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What is the most expensive Persian rug in the world?
Because of the luxurious material
to make them, along with the intricate, detailed work that goes into making
them, Persian rugs are some of the most expensive floor coverings that you could
use in your home but there is one in particular that gained a lot of attention
at the Christie’s auction in June 2008.
This Persian rug measures 7’5” x 5’7” and it
originates from the 16th or 17th century and was previously owned by Doris Duke,
who was a tobacco heiress. She had purchased it in 1990 and when she died she
left it to the Newport Restoration Foundation, who then turned it over to
Christie’s Auction House to sell on their behalf. It was estimated that the rug
would garner approximately $1.5 million at the auction and so, imagine the
surprise when it sold for a record-breaking $4.45 million. That works out to
about $729.87 per square inch!
So what makes the world’s most expensive Persian
rug just so valuable anyway? It’s considered to be a work of art and there are
only 2 other known rugs that are like it. Also, it has 17 different colors
within it, which is almost unheard of in a Persian rug!
The World's Most Expensive Persian Rug
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