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 luxury rugs are carefully woven. When determining 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 turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of varying sizes. The fringe on mass-market rugs is usually 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 durable, yet luxurious materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made using polyester and similar materials. While these fibers may cost less and found easier, 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 in the short-term but know you will need a new rug in a few years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Eureka:
There are many different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Eureka, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been produced for centuries by artisan weavers all around Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is reflected 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, handmade area rugs. Here you can find some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Eureka:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Eureka Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a room and add a sense of timeless beauty and class. If you are looking for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Eureka, MO. Our genuine, 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 Eureka rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through every step of identifying and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We understand that buying an imported rug is an investment and that you want to find the precise, right 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 preferred rugs 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 Eureka customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care instructions so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for years to come.
Not sure how to select the perfect piece for your space? Our rug specialists are eager to help you find the best handwoven rugs for each customers' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Eureka for a hallway, office, or den. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Eureka, 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.