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 handmade artisan rugs are closely woven. When determining if a rug is handwoven, legitimate handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more distinct patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much more basic in regard to both weave pattern and color when turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of various sizes. The fringe on mass-market rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, while authentic Oriental rugs feature durable and consistent weaving throughout. Inspect 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 separate "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.
- What the rug is made of. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of long-wearing, yet high-quality materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made using polyester and similar materials. While these fibers may cost less and found easier, they will not last anywhere near as long as a hand-crafted rug made with premium materials. Consider buying a rug like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money today and have a product that is well-made and will last for years, or save a bit in the short-term but know you will eventually have to replace that rug?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Arnold:
There are multiple different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Arnold, MO, including Indian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been produced for millenia by veteran weavers all across Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is embodied in the style of its carpets. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug experts are eager to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Here are some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Arnold:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Outlet in Arnold Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a room and add a sense of timeless beauty and class. If you are looking for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Arnold, MO. Our authentic, high-quality handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are certain to enliven your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Arnold rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through every step of identifying and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We understand that buying an imported rug is a major purchase and that you want to find the exact, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to understand your decor 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 it would fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Arnold customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care tips so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for many years.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? 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 Arnold for a hallway, office, or den. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Arnold, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.