What is the Difference Between a Handwoven and Machine-woven Rug?
- Even, consistent patterns featured on both the front and back of a rug. Machine-woven rugs often feature a pattern break, while handwoven luxury rugs are carefully woven. When determining if a rug is handwoven, authentic handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more distinct patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much more consistent in terms of both weave pattern and color when turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of varying sizes. The fringe on machine-made rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, but authentic Oriental rugs feature durable and consistent weaving throughout. Check the fringe of a rug to see whether it is consistently applied and tightly knotted. If you can see that it is loose or part of a standard "end-piece," you can easily tell that your Oriental rug is not an authentic, handwoven area rug, but rather a mass-produced, machine-made rug.
- Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of durable, yet high-quality materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made out of polyester and similar materials. While these fibers may be less expensive and easier to source, they will not last anywhere near as long as a hand-crafted rug made with premium materials. Think of buying a rug like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money now and have a product that is built to last, or save a bit in the short-term but know you will need a new rug in a few years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in St. Louis:
There are many different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in St. Louis, MO, including Indian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for thousands of years by master craftsmen all over Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each country is reflected in the style of its carpets. No two area rugs are exactly alike, and our rug experts are eager to introduce you to the exciting world of imported, hand-crafted area rugs. Below are some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in St. Louis:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Store in St. Louis Today
Oriental rugs can transform the look and feel of a space and add a sense of timelessness and luxury. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in St. Louis, MO. Our authentic, high-quality handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with proper care and are sure to brighten up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced St. Louis rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through the entire process of finding and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We understand that buying an imported rug is an investment and that you want to find the exact, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to get a feel for your style and to see what would be the best fit for you. In addition, you can try out one or more preferred rugs in your home to experience how they would work in your preferred space. Once you have decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our St. Louis customers free delivery and installation and give them comprehensive carpet-care tips so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for years to come.
Not sure how to select the perfect piece for your space? Our rug specialists are passionate about finding the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in St. Louis for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in St. Louis, or want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.