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 artisan rugs are closely 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 less detailed 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, but authentic Oriental rugs feature durable and consistent weaving throughout. Take a look at 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 luxurious materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally constructed from 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 as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money now and have a product that will last longer, or save some money right now but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Des Peres:
There are multiple different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Des Peres, MO, such as Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been produced for thousands of years by veteran weavers all around Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each nation is shown in the pattern of its carpets. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug specialists are here to welcome you to the wonderful world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Below are some examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Des Peres:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Outlet in Des Peres Today
Oriental rugs can reimagine the look and feel of a room and add a sense of class and timeless beauty. If you are looking for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Des Peres, MO. Our genuine, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with proper care and are certain to enliven your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Des Peres 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 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 Des Peres customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care instructions 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 passionate about finding the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Des Peres for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in finding out about our handwoven rug store in Des Peres, 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.