N5. Persian Tabriz Medallion Carpet – $2.4 Million
Just like paintings and valuable items, this carpet was looted by the Nazis from the Australian branch of the Rothschild family during the WWII.
Originally from North West Persia, this rug is quite a star. The 21-feet-8-inches by 11-feet-9-inches carpet broke the record when it was sold, for the most expensive rug in the world, but only temporarily.
The 16th century piece named after the capital city East Azerbaijan Province of Iran known as Tabriz compared with other rugs in our list, it’s huge.
As mentioned before, Tabriz rugs are known for their medallions and are a feature that makes these rugs are well wanted by the collectors.