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About Catawiki's oriental rug auction

The earliest example of a carpet or rug is likely to be the knotted pile carpet, in existence in the 3rd or 2nd millennium BC in West Asia. Since their invention, carpets and rugs, have been used in a variety of settings in countries all over the world. In Afghanistan, popular rugs include the Shindand or Adraskan. Named after local villages, these rugs are woven in the Herat area, in western Afghanistan. Carpets, particularly ornately decorated examples have entered popular culture. In One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of Middle-Eastern stories, Prince Hussain travels to Bisnagar in India and purchases a magic carpet. The intricate detailing of carpets and rugs makes them continually popular among collectors and admirers of good design, around the world.

Catawiki’s rug auctions have featured notable lots such as an Antique Caucasian Chajl, from around 1870, which sold for £4,810 and a Persian silk Ghoum, which sold for £4,489. Whether you have an ornate and highly detailed Persian rug to sell, or a pure silk rug from Kashmir, Catawiki is the perfect place to sell your special objects. With hundreds of categories and thousands of lots each week, listing your special object on Catawiki will profile it to millions of potential bidders, including collectors and enthusiasts. Our expert auctioneers supervise auctions, while our notary officials work to guarantee the validity of bids placed. Once the auction has ended, our secure payment system helps to keep buyers and sellers satisfied.

How to sell through Catawiki

  1. 1. Seller registration

    Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.

  2. 2. Submit items

    Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.

  3. 3. The thrill of auction

    Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!

  4. 4. Make money safely

    You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.

The advantages of Catawiki’s auctions

  • High revenues

  • Swift sales

  • Secure payment format

  • International bidding audience

  • Auctioneer supervision

  • Optional reserve price for expensive items

  • Professional customer service

  • User friendly

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