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 luxury rugs are delicately woven. When determining 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 less detailed 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 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 easily 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 made out of 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 require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Ladue:
There are various different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Ladue, MO, like Indian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for centuries by veteran craftsmen all across Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each country is embodied in the style of its carpets. No two area rugs are exactly alike, and our rug experts are here to introduce you to the exciting world of imported, hand-crafted area rugs. Here you can find some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Ladue:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Ladue Today
Oriental rugs can transform the look and feel of a space 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 Ladue, MO. Our genuine, high-quality handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with proper care and are sure to light up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Ladue rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager to take you through the entire process of finding and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We understand that buying an imported rug is an investment and that you want to find the exact, right 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 rugs that you like in your home to experience how it would interact with the decor in your house. Once you have decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our Ladue customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care advice so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for many years.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? 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 Ladue for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Ladue, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.