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 handwoven artisan rugs are delicately 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 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 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 quickly tell that your Oriental rug is not a genuine, handwoven area rug, but rather a mass-produced, machine-made rug.
- The materials used in the rug. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of long-wearing, yet high-quality materials like organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made using 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 as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money now 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 some examples of our handwoven rugs in Fairview Heights:
There are multiple different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Fairview Heights, IL, including Indian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for millenia by veteran weavers all across Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is shown in the pattern of its rugs. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug specialists are here to welcome you to the exciting world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Here you can find a few examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Fairview Heights:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Store in Fairview Heights Today
Oriental rugs can transform the look and feel of a space and add an element of timeless beauty and class. If you are searching for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Fairview Heights, IL. Our authentic, high-quality handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with the right care and are sure to brighten up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Fairview Heights rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through every step of identifying 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, 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 fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Fairview Heights 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 years to come.
Are you not certain about what rug will work best for you? 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 Fairview Heights for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in finding out about our handwoven rug store in Fairview Heights, IL, 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.