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 have a pattern-break, while handmade artisan rugs are delicately woven. When inspecting if a rug is handwoven, legitimate handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more noticable 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 various sizes. The fringe on machine-made rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, but 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.
- The materials used in the rug. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of long-wearing, yet high-quality 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 first-class materials. Think of buying a rug as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money today and have a product that is built to last, or save some money right now but know you will need a new rug in a few years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in O'Fallon:
There are many different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in O'Fallon, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been produced for thousands of years by veteran weavers all around Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is embodied in the style of its rugs. Every area rug is unique, and our rug specialists are eager to welcome you to the wonderful world of imported, hand-crafted area rugs. Here are a few examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in O'Fallon:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Store in O'Fallon Today
Oriental rugs can transform 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 O'Fallon, MO. Our genuine, first-class 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 O'Fallon rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through every step 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 exact, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to understand your decor and to see what would be the best fit for you. In addition, you can try out one or more preferred rugs in your home to experience how it would interact with the decor in your house. 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.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? Our rug specialists are here to assist you in finding the best handwoven rugs for each clients' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in O'Fallon for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in O'Fallon, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.