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 carefully woven. When inspecting if a rug is handwoven, genuine handmade rugs feature deeper levels of dye and more noticable patterns on the underside. Machine-woven rugs are often much more consistent 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, 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 standard "end-piece", you can quickly 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 like organic cotton and silk, while machine-made rugs are generally constructed from 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 as if you would a pair of shoes: would you rather pay more money up-front 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 need a new rug in a few years?
Below are a few examples of our handwoven rugs in Wildwood:
There are many different types of authentic, handwoven rugs featured in the Rugs By Saga luxury rug showroom in Wildwood, MO, including Persian rugs and Afghani rugs. Rugs have been made for centuries by veteran craftsmen all across Asia. The unique history, culture, and heritage of each country is reflected in the pattern of its carpets. Every area rug is unique, and our rug experts are eager to introduce you to the exciting world of imported, handwoven area rugs. Below are some examples of genuine handwoven rugs on display in our rug store in Wildwood:
Come Check Out Our Handwoven Rug Showroom in Wildwood Today
Oriental rugs can transform the look and feel of a room and add an element of timelessness and luxury. If you are searching for a handwoven rug, Rugs By Saga is the premier handwoven rug store in Wildwood, MO. Our genuine, premium handwoven rugs are proven 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 veteran Wildwood 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 get that buying an imported rug is a major purchase and that you want to find the precise, correct 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 preferred rugs in your home to experience how it would interact with the decor in your house. Once you have picked out a handwoven rug, we offer all our Wildwood customers free delivery and installation, and give them complete carpet-care advice so that their imported rug will be a valued addition to their home for years to come.
Unsure about which rug is the best fit for your room? 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 Wildwood for your living room, office, or bedroom. If you are interested in learning more about our handwoven rug store in Wildwood, MO, or want to schedule a private consultation with our in-house rug specialists, call (636) 227-8555 or contact Rugs By Saga today.