Your Rug is Handmade or not?
The idea of a hand-knotted rug appeals to everyone. Every handmade rug has its own unique and fascinating story. A hand knotted rug requires a variety of skills and many hours of work. Because of these reasons the pieces of art are sometimes more expensive than machine-made rugs. With the development of technology in machine-made rugs, it might be difficult for customers to notice the difference between a real handmade rug and one created by a machine. This guide was created by our team at Arian Rugs to help our customers distinguish between the two and make a decision when looking for the appropriate rug for their house.
Check the rug's back side
Checking the back or underside of the rug is one of the greatest methods to identify if it's handmade or not. It's a handmade rug if the knots and weaving aren't precisely uniform. When looking at the back of the rug, you can see the individual knots because when manufacturing a handmade rug, weavers individually insert the knots into the foundation and then tie each knot by hand. Almost all of our items have shown the backside of the rug so that our buyers may be sure they're purchasing a right hand knotted rug.
Are there any color differences?
If you answered yes, that's good news! Handmade rugs are more likely to have minor color variations. This is due to the fact that the entire process of manufacturing a handmade rug, including the actual method of dying colors, is fully manual. When a rug's materials are manually colored in different batches, there will typically be a little color variance. On the other hand, when it comes to machine-made carpets, the materials are often dyed in one pass, ensuring that the colors are consistent across the rug.
Watch out for those fringes
The fringe of a machine-made rug is sewed on at the end of the process and has no use other than to hold the rug together. When creating a hand-knotted rug, each knot is tied to a warp thread that provides the rug's natural fringe. Contrary Machine-made rugs the fringe of a Hand-knotted rug is essential to the rug's design if the fringe appears to be sewed on rather than a naturally occurring component of the rug's design then you're looking at a Machine-made rug.
Hand-tufted is not the same as Hand-made!
It's important to remember that hand-tufted rugs aren't the same as handmade rugs, despite the fact that they have a similar appearance. However, if you look closely, you will notice that they differ, so don't buy the wrong rug and be disappointed. With the use of a tufting gun, which brings the yarn to the back to produce the tuft, hand-tufted rugs are easier to make and less expensive to recreate. After that, glue is applied to the back of the rug to keep the fibers in place. Hand-tufted rugs often resemble handmade rugs, making it difficult to tell the difference. Furthermore, hand knotted area rugs can take months to finish, whereas a hand-tufted area rug can be done in less than a day. Because of the shorter time period, the price is remained low at the expense of quality. Because of this difference in value, it's essential to understand the differences between a hand-tufted and a hand-knotted rug.
If you're a rug collector or want to buy high-quality handmade rugs, vintage rugs, oriental rugs, and more for your home, check out our huge variety on our online store or come to our showroom in Toronto. All of our handmade rugs are chosen for their quality and aesthetic appeal, and we are sure that you will find one that will complement your home.
If you need additional assistance in selecting the perfect area rug for your living space, please do not hesitate to contact our team at Arian Rugs. We warmly invite you to join our Persian heritage!