You can’t beat the value, durability, beauty, and functionality that a fine oriental rug gives to your space. Quality, Oriental Rugs will last for generations, age beautifully, and possibly even appreciate over time. They can be a magnificent combination of function, beauty, and value. They are true works of art that we all live on.
In the last 20 years, many methods of making a rug have been introduced that take less time and labor to produce, but nothing can compare to an oriental rug.
5 Reasons Why Oriental Rugs are the BEST!
- A rug can only be called an oriental rug if it has been hand knotted. Authentic Oriental rugs have a distinctive feature that no machine can replicate. The weaver attaches the nap to the base threads with special types of knots that can only be made by hand. In the machine-made versions, the nap is simply stuck between the weft threads and the base threads. It is not knotted down. This can make a tremendous difference to the appearance as well as the durability of the finished rug.
- The technique of hand knotting a rug or carpet has been handed down from generation to generation. The yarn is wrapped and then knotted around each warp thread. Each yarn is then hand-cut and hand-tamped to form a tightly constructed hand-knotted oriental rug.
- The art of hand knotted oriental rugs is one of the world’s oldest hand-crafts and the most valuable. Completion time depends on the type of rug. As an example, a 9’x12′ Persian rug that has 500 knots per square inch would take 4-5 artisans working 6 hours a day and 6 days a week approximately 14 months to complete.
- Oriental rugs will clean easily, age beautifully, and can be repaired if they are damaged. These works of art hold their value and in some cases when they are 50 to 100 years old, are worth a lot more than their purchase price.
- An Oriental rug is soft to the touch and forever plush due to the wool that is used to make them. Some include a wool and silk blend fiber making them even softer while still being very durable.
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