RK & Co. is now offering short term loans against your fine Persian rugs.

RK & Co. is the proud market leader in offering pawn loans against a wide variety of hand-woven rugs from Iran, formerly known as Persia.  Our carpet specialists will be able to determine the value that we will loan against your Persian rug.  To make the process a little smoother, we ask that you please contact us by phone, prior to your visit, to establish interest, so that no trip is wasted.  RK & Co. does not loan against machine-made rugs.

Authentic Persian rugs are handmade on looms placed in the home of the man or woman weaving it, as it takes almost a year to complete the carpet. Turn your rug over and examine the stitching for slight irregularities in the weave, an indication of the handmade process. You can also see a clear pattern of the carpet on the underside of a handmade rug.

Wool

Several types of wool are used in making Persian carpets. If yours has a sheen that increases with age, your wool was taken from a live animal. The lanolin and oils contained in the fibers prolong the life of your carpet and are softer than other wool. Carpets made of dead and recycled wool are dull and rough to the touch, giving them little value.

Silk

Silk Persian rugs are also valuable, but distinguishing real silk from manufactured is difficult. Identify a true silk rug by rubbing the palm of your hand over the surface for several seconds. If your hand becomes warm, the silk is real. Manufactured silk doesn’t warm to the hand. Silk carpets have a high sheen, tight weave and a fringe of real silk.  Washing with chemicals, fading and repairs that are poorly made affect the value of your carpet.

On occasion, we may request that you leave your items with us for further evaluation and authentication.

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Our beautiful showroom location in Alpharetta is convenient to residents all over the metro area, including Atlanta, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Woodstock and Vinings.