Due to several different methods to optically manipulate a carpets appearance i.e. through washing the determination of a carpets age is very challenging. Further, among specialists there is no common rule or guideline for this assessment. Therefore, commonly the custom practice is taken as a guideline:
- Antique Oriental carpets, that are older than 100 years.
- Old Knitting-carpets, which are manufactured between 50 to 100 ago
- Older Carpets, which are younger than 50 years.
- New Carpets, which are mainly unused!