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 delicately woven. When looking to see if a rug is handwoven, authentic handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more distinct patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much less detailed 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 usually 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 standard "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 luxurious materials like 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. Consider buying a rug like buying a pair of shoes: would you rather spend more money up-front and have a product that is well-made and will last for years, or save some money right now but know you will need a new rug in a few years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Town and Country:
There are various different types of genuine, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Town and Country, MO, including Indian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for thousands of years by veteran craftsmen all around Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each country is shown in the pattern of its rugs. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug experts are here to welcome you to the wonderful world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Below are some examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Town and Country:
Come See Our Handwoven Rug Store in Town and Country Today
Oriental rugs can reimagine the look and feel of a room and add an element of class and timeless beauty. If you are looking for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Town and Country, 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 Town and Country 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 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 decor 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 see how it would fit in with your current surroundings. Once you have chosen a handwoven rug, we offer all our Town and Country customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care tips so that their imported rug will be a valued addition to their home for many years.
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 Town and Country for a hallway, office, or den. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Town and Country, 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.