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 closely woven. When inspecting 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 basic in regard to both weave pattern and color when reversed.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of various sizes. The fringe on mass-produced rugs is usually 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 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.
- What the rug is made of. 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 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 as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money up-front and have a product that is well-made and will last for years, or save a bit today but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in Lake St. Louis:
There are various different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Lake St. Louis, MO, like Persian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for millenia by master craftsmen all over Asia. The unique Heritage, culture, and history of each country is shown in the pattern of its carpets. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug specialists are here to introduce you to the wonderful world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Below are a few examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Lake St. Louis:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Outlet in Lake St. Louis Today
Oriental rugs can reimagine the look and feel of a space and add an element of class and timeless beauty. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Lake St. Louis, MO. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with proper care and are sure to brighten up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Lake St. Louis rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through the entire process of identifying 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, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to understand your decor and to see what would work best for you. In addition, you can try out one or more rugs that you like in your home to see how it would work in your preferred space. Once you have chosen a handwoven rug, we offer all our Lake St. Louis 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 do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Lake St. Louis for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Lake St. Louis, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.