The most expensive Persian Rug ever


WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE
PERSIAN RUG

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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


The world's most expensive Persian Rug ever

The most expensive Persian Rug ever

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