The Differences Between Hand Knotted and Machine Made Rugs by OC Rug Store
The biggest mistake made by potential rug shoppers is to confuse an automated machine-made rug from a hand-knotted Persian rug in turkey with a handmade rug from Iran. Industrially manufactured rugs usually come from synthetic fibers with a low color range, a low quality, and a concise color range, which generally are made in just 2 – 3 hours from start to finish. On the other hand, hand-knotted rugs are made with wool that is harvested from the hair of animals like goats, sheep, or even cows. It is from the wool that the fabric is made. Since the wool is harvested from animals, it comes with a much longer color range, texture, and quality.
Although most rug weavers understand the difference between the two types of material, many still prefer to buy a machine-made rug rather than a hand-knotted one because of the cheaper cost. However, one should also know that if the rug is made in bulk, then the price will come down. Buying a handmade rug from Turkey is a better deal as one can get a good bargain. The best bargain, in this case, is probably from a Persian rug dealer as they are in a better position to negotiate with their suppliers due to their association with the government.
Handmade rugs are generally more expensive than their machine-made
Handmade rugs are generally more expensive than their machine-made cousins mainly because of the time and effort to make each rug and the nature of the fibers used. The handmade rug is a one-of-a-kind work of art with intricate and delicate knotwork done with great skill and expertise. It is one of the reasons why these rugs are considered the most treasured possessions of the homeowners.
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