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 delicately woven. When looking to see 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 reversed.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of multiple 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 standard "end-piece", you can easily tell that your Oriental rug is not a genuine, handwoven area rug, but rather a mass-produced, machine-made rug.
- The materials used in the rug. Authentic, handwoven rugs are made out of durable, yet high-quality materials such as organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally constructed from 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 premium materials. Consider 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 right now but know you will eventually have to replace that rug?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Webster Groves:
There are many different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Webster Groves, MO, like Indian rugs and Pakistani rugs. Rugs have been made for centuries by artisan weavers all around Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each country is shown in the pattern of its rugs. Every area rug is unique, and our rug specialists are eager to introduce you to the exciting world of imported, handmade area rugs. Here are some examples of authentic handwoven rugs on display in our rug showroom in Webster Groves:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Webster Groves Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a space and add a sense of timeless beauty and class. If you are searching for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Webster Groves, MO. Our genuine, high-quality handwoven rugs are guaranteed to last for years with the right care and are certain to enliven your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The veteran Webster Groves rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through every step of finding 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 work in your preferred space. Once you have chosen a handwoven rug, we offer all our Webster Groves 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 eager to help you find the best handwoven rugs for each customers' space and will do anything it takes to find the perfect handwoven rug in Webster Groves for a hallway, office, or den. If you are interested in finding out about our handwoven rug store in Webster Groves, 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.