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 have a pattern-break, while handmade luxury rugs are delicately woven. When inspecting 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 reversed.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of varying sizes. The fringe on mass-market 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 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.
- The materials used in the 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 first-class 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 well-made and will last for years, or save a bit today but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Cottleville:
There are various different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Cottleville, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for centuries by master craftsmen all around Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is embodied in the style of its carpets. Every area rug is unique, and our rug experts are here to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, handmade area rugs. Below are a few examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Cottleville:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Cottleville 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 Cottleville, MO. Our genuine, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are sure to enliven your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Cottleville rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager to take you through the entire process of finding and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We know 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 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 see how it would interact with the decor in your house. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Cottleville customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care tips so that their imported rug will be a valued addition to their home for many years.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? Our rug specialists are here to assist you in finding the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Cottleville for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Cottleville, MO, 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.