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 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 regard to both weave pattern and color when reversed.
- Thick, firmly-rooted fringe knots of multiple sizes. The fringe on mass-produced rugs is usually glued on or individually woven, but 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 easily 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 be less expensive and easier to source, they will not last anywhere near as long as a hand-crafted rug made with first-class materials. Consider buying a rug as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money up-front and have a product that is built to last, or save some money right now but know you will require a replacement in several years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Westwood:
There are various different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Westwood, MO, such as Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been produced for centuries by artisan weavers all across Asia. The unique culture, heritage, and history of each nation is reflected in the pattern of its rugs. Each area rug is different in its own way, and our rug experts are eager to introduce you to the wonderful world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Here you can find some examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Westwood:
Come Visit Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Westwood Today
Oriental rugs can change the look and feel of a space and add a sense of class and timeless beauty. If you are searching for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Westwood, MO. Our authentic, high-quality handwoven rugs are proven to last for years with the right care and are certain to brighten up your den, office, or whatever space they are placed in.
The experienced Westwood rug dealers at Rugs by Saga are here to take you through the entire process of finding and buying an imported, handwoven area rug. We understand that buying an imported rug is an investment and that you want to find the exact, right rug for your house. We offer free in-home consultations to get a feel for your decor 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 Westwood customers free delivery and installation, and give them comprehensive carpet-care advice so that their imported rug will be a treasured addition to their home long into the future.
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 go above and beyond to find the perfect handwoven rug in Westwood for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Westwood, MO, or want to schedule a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.