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 artisan rugs are carefully woven. When inspecting 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 machine-made 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 separate "end-piece", you can easily tell that your Oriental rug is not a genuine, 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 high-quality materials like 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 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 well-made and will last for years, or save a bit right now but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in Imperial:
There are multiple different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Imperial, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for thousands of years by veteran weavers all around Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each nation is reflected in the pattern of its carpets. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug experts are here to introduce you to the exciting world of imported, handmade area rugs. Below are a few examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Imperial:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Store in Imperial Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a space and add an element of timeless beauty and class. If you are looking for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Imperial, MO. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are sure to light up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Imperial rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through every step of finding and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We get 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 understand your style and to see what would work best for you. In addition, you can try out one or more preferred rugs in your home to experience how it would work in your preferred space. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Imperial customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care advice so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home long into the future.
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 customers' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Imperial for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Imperial, 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.