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 feature a pattern-break, while handwoven artisan rugs are carefully woven. When looking to see 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 varying sizes. The fringe on machine-made 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 separate "end-piece", you can quickly 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 luxurious materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally made using polyester and similar materials. While these fibers 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. Think of buying a rug like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money now and have a product that will last longer, or save some money in the short-term but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in Richmond Heights:
There are various different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Richmond Heights, MO, such as Persian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been produced for thousands of years by artisan craftsmen all over Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each nation is reflected in the style of its rugs. Every area rug is unique, and our rug specialists are eager to introduce you to the wonderful world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Below are a few examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Richmond Heights:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Richmond Heights Today
Oriental rugs can transform 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 Richmond Heights, MO. Our genuine, high-quality handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with proper care and are sure to enliven your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Richmond Heights rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager 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, correct rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to get a feel for your style 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 fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Richmond Heights 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 for many years.
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 customers' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Richmond Heights for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Richmond Heights, MO, or want to book a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.