What Separates A Hand-Woven Rug From A Machine-Made 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 delicately woven. When determining if a rug is handwoven, legitimate handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more noticable patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much more basic in regard to both weave pattern and color when reversed.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of various sizes. The fringe on mass-produced rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, while 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 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.
- The materials used in the rug. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of durable, yet high-quality materials like organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made using polyester and similar materials. While these materials 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 like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money today and have a product that is built to last, or save some money today but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Columbia:
There are multiple different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Columbia, IL, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for millenia by master weavers all across Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each country is reflected in the style of its rugs. No two area rugs are exactly alike, and our rug specialists are eager to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, handmade area rugs. Below are some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Columbia:
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Oriental rugs can transform the look and feel of a space and add an element of timelessness and luxury. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Columbia, IL. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are certain to enliven your office, living room, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Columbia rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager to take you through the entire process 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 precise, correct rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to understand 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 see how it would interact with the decor in your house. Once you have decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our Columbia customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care advice so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for years to come.
Are you not certain about what rug will work best for you? Our rug specialists are eager to help you find the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Columbia for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Columbia, IL, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.