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 handmade artisan rugs are closely woven. When inspecting 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 more consistent 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 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 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.
- What the rug is made of. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of durable, yet high-quality materials such as 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. Think of buying a rug as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money now and have a product that is well-made and will last for years, or save a bit in the short-term but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are some examples of our handwoven rugs in Rock Hill:
There are multiple different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Rock Hill, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for millenia by master craftsmen all over Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each country 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 exciting world of imported, hand-crafted area rugs. Here are a few examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Rock Hill:
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Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a space 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 Rock Hill, MO. Our authentic, first-class handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with proper care and are certain to light up your office, living room, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Rock Hill 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 know 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 be the best fit for you. In addition, you can try out one or more preferred rugs in your home to see how it would interact with the decor in your house. Once you have chosen a handwoven rug, we offer all our Rock Hill customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care tips 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 customers' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Rock Hill for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Rock Hill, MO, 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.