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 artisan rugs are carefully woven. When looking to see if a rug is handwoven, authentic handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more noticable patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much more consistent in regard to both weave pattern and color when turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of multiple sizes. The fringe on mass-produced 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 standard "end-piece", you can quickly 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 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. Consider buying a rug as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money up-front and have a product that is well-made and will last for years, or save some money in the short-term but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Ballwin:
There are multiple different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Ballwin, MO, like Indian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for thousands of years by veteran weavers all around Asia. The unique Heritage, culture, and history of each nation is embodied in the pattern of its rugs. Every area rug is unique, and our rug specialists are here to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, hand-crafted area rugs. Here you can find some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Ballwin:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Store in Ballwin Today
Oriental rugs can reimagine the look and feel of a room and add a sense of class and timeless beauty. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Ballwin, MO. Our genuine, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with proper care and are sure to enliven your office, living room, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Ballwin rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through the entire process of identifying and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We know that buying an imported rug is a major purchase and that you want to find the exact, correct rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to get a feel for your style and to see what would work best for you. In addition, you can try out one or more rugs that you like in your home to see how it would fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our Ballwin customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care instructions so that their imported rug will be a valued addition to their home long into the future.
Are you not certain about what rug will work best for you? Our rug specialists are passionate about finding the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Ballwin for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in finding out about our handwoven rug store in Ballwin, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.