What Are The Different Types of Handmade Rug?

Handmade rugs come in all shapes and sizes. The price and quality of each depend on several factors of how it’s made. You can choose from a variety of handmade Oriental rugs based on the look you are going for or what matches your home. Here are the different types of handmade rugs:

Hand-tufted rugs: A tufted rug is made using a tufting tool that secures and inserts the yarns in the backing, usually canvas. The back of these rugs is usually sprayed with adhesives or painted to make sure the yard stays in place since the yarn isn’t knotted. These rugs aren’t actually considered “Oriental rugs.”

Hand-knotted rugs: In a hand-knotted rug, each yarn is tied in a knot one at a time by the rug weaver. Each knot of yarn is securely tied around a couple of strands of yarn, which is the vertical yarn set up on the loom to weave the rug on to. There are no mechanical tools used to make it, so it is considered a handmade rug. 

A hand-knotted rug will always be more pricey than a tufted rug. It takes more time to make and is more durable. These rugs are really worth it! If you want a rug that will last you years of use, a handmade rug is the way to go.

Knot count on a rug: Knot count refers to the “knots per square inch.” If the design is complex and intricate, more knots are needed to make the design come out right. The highest-quality rugs can be from 50 to 100 knots per inch.

What Are These Rugs Made of?

Wool and silk are two of the most popular materials for oriental rugs. Wool is the most flexible, comfortable, and durable material to use in these rugs as a base and main material. Silk is often used as a design accent to add in a new element of texture and color. Another strong and appealing material used to add texture or more color is the fiber called “Allo” or the Himalayan Nettle plant. 

If you are interested in purchasing an oriental rug, you should! Adding a timeless piece to your home can do wonder. Persia Oriental Rug Gallery is here to help you with all your rug needs.

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Persia Oriental Rug Gallery for all your rug needs! We can help you purchase the exact Oriental rug you want to display in your house. We offer a variety of handmade rugs, and we are here to repair and clean it when you need to do so. Give us a call at 508-753-4467 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our options!