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 closely woven. When inspecting if a rug is handwoven, genuine handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more noticable 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-market 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 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.
- 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 constructed from 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 like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money today and have a product that will last longer, or save a bit right now but know you will eventually have to replace that rug?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in O’Fallon:
There are various different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in O’Fallon, IL, such as Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been produced for millenia by artisan craftsmen all around Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is reflected in the style of its rugs. No two area rugs are exactly alike, and our rug specialists are here to introduce 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 showroom in O’Fallon:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Store in O’Fallon Today
Oriental rugs can reimagine the look and feel of a room 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 O’Fallon, IL. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with the right care and are certain to brighten up your home, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced O’Fallon rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are ready to take you through the entire process 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 exact, correct 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 preferred rugs in your home to see how it would fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have chosen a handwoven rug, we offer all our O’Fallon customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care instructions so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home for years to come.
Not sure how to select the perfect piece for your space? Our rug specialists are here to assist you in finding the best handwoven rugs for each customers' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in O’Fallon for your entryway, bedroom, or office. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in O’Fallon, 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.