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 feature a pattern-break, while handwoven luxury rugs are delicately woven. When looking to see 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 terms of both weave pattern and color when turned over.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of multiple sizes. The fringe on machine-made rugs is typically glued on or individually woven, while 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 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 materials may cost less and found easier, they will not last anywhere near as long as a hand-crafted rug made with first-class materials. Consider buying a rug like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money today and have a product that is built to last, or save a bit right now but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in St. Louis:
There are various different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in St. Louis, MO, including Persian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for centuries by veteran weavers all over Asia. The unique Heritage, culture, and history of each nation is shown in the pattern of its carpets. Every area rug is unique, and our rug experts are here to introduce you to the wonderful world of imported, handmade area rugs. Here you can find a few examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in St. Louis:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Outlet in St. Louis Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a room and add an element of timeless beauty and class. If you are in the market for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in St. Louis, MO. Our authentic, premium handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with proper care and are sure to brighten up your office, living room, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced St. Louis rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are eager to take you through the entire process of identifying and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We know that buying an imported rug is an investment and that you want to find the precise, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to get a feel for your style and to see what would work best 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 decided on a handwoven rug, we offer all our 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 St. Louis for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in St. Louis, MO, or want to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.