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 handmade luxury 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 regard to both weave pattern and color when turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of various sizes. The fringe on mass-produced rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, but 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 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 luxurious materials such as 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 premium materials. Consider buying a rug as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money now and have a product that will last longer, or save a bit right now but know you will need a new rug in a few years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Kirkwood:
There are many different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Kirkwood, MO, including Persian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been produced for millenia by master weavers all around Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each nation is embodied in the style of its carpets. Every area rug is unique, and our rug experts are eager to welcome you to the wonderful world of imported, handmade area rugs. Here you can find a few examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Kirkwood:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Store in Kirkwood Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a room and add a sense of timelessness and luxury. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Kirkwood, MO. Our genuine, premium handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are certain to brighten up your office, living room, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Kirkwood rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager 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 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 Kirkwood customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care tips 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 clients' space and will go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Kirkwood for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Kirkwood, MO, or want to schedule a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.