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 luxury rugs are carefully woven. When looking to see if a rug is handwoven, genuine 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 multiple sizes. The fringe on mass-market rugs is usually 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 separate "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 luxurious 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 first-class materials. Consider 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 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 Dardenne Prairie:
There are multiple different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Dardenne Prairie, MO, such as Indian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for millenia by master craftsmen all around Asia. The unique Heritage, culture, and history of each nation is shown in the style of its rugs. No two area rugs are exactly alike, and our rug experts are here to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, handmade area rugs. Below are a few examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Dardenne Prairie:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Dardenne Prairie Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a room and add an element of timelessness and luxury. If you are searching for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Dardenne Prairie, MO. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with proper care and are sure to enliven your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Dardenne Prairie rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through every step of finding 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 get a feel for your decor 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 experience how it would fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our Dardenne Prairie customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care tips so that their imported rug will be a valued addition to their home for years to come.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? Our rug specialists are passionate about finding the best handwoven rugs for each customers' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Dardenne Prairie for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Dardenne Prairie, MO, or want to book a one-on-one consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.