Hand Tufted Rugs – A hand knotted look for a much smaller price.
Hand tufted rugs contain a mesh-covered canvas and are woven by master craftsmen on a framed loom. Yarn is woven through that mesh to create the rug. Hand tufted rugs have a backing which is bound by latex aka rubber to hold the yarn in place, so you won’t see the design on the back.
It is by far quicker to make and was developed keeping in mind the current fast paced generation.
Hand Loom Rugs – A simple rug with limitations in terms of design possibilities.
Hand loom rugs are woven on a fixed loom in a similar manner to your traditional cloth weaving, the rug is woven using various beams on a taana aka warp. Hand loom rugs may or may not have have a backing which is bound by latex aka rubber, depending on the weaving technique used to create the rug.
It is used mostly for solid/plain or geometrical patterned rugs.
Hand Knotted Rugs – The best, by far.
Hand knotted rugs are made by the hands of a highly-trained individuals. They’re an investment in the most literal sense of the word. As the wool breaks down over time, it emits a lustrous patina that makes the rug more attractive and more valuable. That patina is going to keep getting better over 100 years!
That’s right, your hand knotted rug just might grace the floor of your great great grandchild’s home. Hand knotted wool rugs are the most expensive, sure. But you’re paying for: 1) highly skilled labor, 2) quality control, 3) value-earning wool and 4) never having to buy a rug again. It’s worth it.
Flat Weaves – A rug without a pile in the greater sense of it.
Flat Weaves are better know as dhurrys. This category of rugs can be made using a host of materials like Wool, Cotton, Jute, Hemp, Sisal, Silk, Viscose and so on. Majority of the rugs in this category come without a pile, which give this rug its very distinctive characteristic and name.
These rugs too require highly skilled labor to make these one of a kinds.
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