If you are here, then we bet you want to buy good quality hand knotted area rugs. Not everyone knows this, but hand-knotted area rugs bring culture, luxury and beauty to your home. There are lots of things to consider before buying the right rug for your home. Here are the few questions you may have when buying a Rug.
- What is a hand-knotted rug?
- How is a hand knotted rug made?
- How do I clean a hand-knotted rug?
- What style should I choose for my space?
Well keep on reading to find out more about it.
1. Hand-Knotted Rugs Are Oriental Weaver Rugs
Hand-knotted rugs are the cream of the crop when it comes to area rugs and carpets. A skilled weaver individually ties every single knot to create intricate patterns and designs.
Check Out How A Hand Knotted Rug Is Made!
2. Hand Knotted Vs Hand Tufted rugs
Hand-tufted rugs are made using a tufting tool to punch the yarn into a fabric backing to hid the glue that is holding the rug together. The tufted rug process is very similar. The tufting gun speeds up the process significantly and very little skill is needed to complete a tufted rug, resulting in a significant decrease in quality and price. As a proof we have listed this beautiful rug for you to check out.
3. A Hand Knotted Rug Is Woven By Hand
Hand-knotted rugs are the cream of the crop when it comes to area rugs and carpets. A skilled weaver individually ties every single knot to create intricate patterns and designs. The knots are tied to the warp threads, cut and then tied again to secure the knot. An experienced weaver can tie one knot every two seconds! Just like this beautiful black Ziegler rug, it is one of our finest best sellers.
4. Know What Type Of Knot You Are Looking For
There are three main types of knots in a hand-knotted rug.
Persian Knot (Senneh Knot) / Turkish Knot (Ghiordes Knot)
The Persian knot is asymmetrical and open to one side. Persian knots are used to create more intricate curvilinear or floral patterns on hand knotted Persian rugs. Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, and China are some of the places that is known for this knot. Instead of being tied around two warp threads, the weaver ties the knot around four. The weaver spends less time on the rug, resulting in lower value and quality.
5. Hand Knotted Rugs Can Be Woven Using Wool/Silk
Hand-knotted rugs will never be woven using synthetic materials like polypropylene, nylon, acrylic, or polyester. Silk Hand knotted area rugs that are woven from silk are stunningly luxurious. Silk, being an expensive material, rugs of this type have a higher price. Both of these resemble silk even at the chemical level. Bamboo silk, a naturally produce silk, is an excellent alternative to traditional silk.
Bamboo silk is more durable and more environmentally friendly like the naturally produced caterpillar silk. Both materials are made the same way, but just opt with bamboo silk, so we can save poor little silk caterpillar lives! hand knotted wool rugs Sheared from a sheep, wool is hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and a renewable resource. The sheep are not hurt in the process.
Wool and Silk When an area rug is woven with the used of both wool and silk, usually the bulk of the rug is wool and silk is woven into the intricate design to create a sheen. Such as, this stunning grey Ikat area rug.
6. A Hand Knotted Rug Takes Time To Weave
An average weaver can weave about 10,000 knots in an eight hour day. It could take between 30 days and 8 years to weave a carpet. Most company’s rugs will take about 9 months to 1 year to complete. RugKnots can weave and deliver a hand-knotted rug within 4 months!
7. A Hand Knotted Rug Is A One-of-A-Kind Piece
RugKnots weavers are specialized artisans who do not use stencils during the weaving process. All RugKnots rugs are one-of-a-kind. Every rug is exceptionally woven and knotted to create a unique work of art for you to display in your home
8. The Number Of Knots Will Determine The Value
The higher the knot count, the higher the value! Many factors go into determining the value of a hand-knotted rug. These include:
However, because of the time it takes for the artisan to individually wrap every knot and the amount of wool used in the process, knot count per square inch (KSPI) is one of the largest determinants of value. Just like thread count on sheets, the best hand-knotted rugs can start out at 50 KSPI and can reach over 1000.
9. Fringe Is Back! And It’s Important
Pay close attention to the fringe! Hand-tufted rugs are made using a tufting gun, which punches the traced pattern into a canvas. A decorative fringe is then added to give the appearance of a hand-knotted rug. In a hand-knotted rug, the fringe is a key component to holding the rug together. You will never see an authentically hand knotted rug with a glued or sewn on the fringe. The fringe is one of the defining characteristics of a hand-knotted rug. Here is how to tell the difference:
|-The fringe on the hand-knotted rug is a part of the weave of the rug.||-The fringe on the tufted the clearly and add on. -If you look closely, you can see the wrinkled edge of the sewn on the fringe.|
10. Understanding Types Of Dye Is Essential
11. New Zealand Wool Is The Best In The market
12. Finding The Right Dealer Is EVERYTHING
13. Difference Between A Persian And Oriental Rug
Persia once made the best rugs. Now, with advanced trading and globalization, every country makes all qualities of rugs, good and bad. With Persian vs Oriental rugs, one is not better than the other. They are just simply different.
14. Beware Of The Old Bait And Switch
15. A Hand Knotted Rug Can Be An Investment Piece
16. Hand Knotted Rugs Demand A Higher Price
17. Do You Want To Go Custom Or In Stock?
18. Maybe You Want To Go Antique?
A hand-knotted antique rug can add endless charm, mystery and intrigue to your space. However, the inspiration of long lost times comes with a not so inspiring price tag, antique rug prices tend to run higher than new hand-knotted rugs.
- The range of colors in vegetable dyes is limited.
- Look up the time period you rug is supposedly from.
- There is a limited range of dyes used in any specific time period.
- The pile of an antique rug has a smooth gradation of color from the base of the knot.
- If the color changes halfway up the pile it is clearly delineated
- The rug is probably new and has been chemically surfaced washed to fade the colors
- It is similar to lines of demarcation in peroxide blonde hair
- The knots on the back of an old, well-used rug will be slightly flat.
- These knots could be compared with the rounded knots of a new hand-knotted rug.
- Research to see if the design, pattern, or color was discontinued at a certain point. If so, the rug will be inherently more valuable.
19. Choose The Right Size And Style For Your Home
This is another place where that money back guarantee will come in handy. You can see the rug in your living room or in any space at your home and decide whether or not it fits your style. Or you could mix things up! We are obsessed with the juxtaposition of modern and antique coming together to create a unique style! This is an exotic style popular in Iran and all over the Middle East.
20. Do Hand Knotted Rugs Shed?
21. They Crease And That’s A Good Sign!
22. Hand Knotted Rugs Need To Be Rotated
23. So There Maybe An Odor
24. Cleaning is Seriously Not That Bad!
Wool has a natural hydrophobic (water resistant) exterior but a hydrophilic (water absorbing) interior. This means that if water-based stains are cleaned within 15 minutes. But, if water sets in, the rug may develop on odor. This is why it is essential to have your wool hand-knotted rug professionally cleaned once a year. For subtle stains, first, soak up the stain with a dry paper towel. Then simply apply a cloth dampened with:
- 8 parts of water
- 1 part white vinegar
- A small quirt of a clear mild dish soap solution
25. Where Do I buy? How To Get A Deal?
The answer is simple, really. From the factory where it is made, to the supplier, to the seller, the rug can pass through 5-10 different hands. Your best bet at getting a great deal without sacrificing quality is a factory direct shop. RugKnots works factory direct and sells the best hand knotted rugs— meaning we do not pay a middle man, which means that you don't pay a middle man! Depending on the connection, the seller could have paid the middle man a lot, a little, or like RugKnots, nothing at all. RugKnots shows you the price of the rug before, then the price of the rug after. This is NOT the fake sale price.
Hand Knotted wool rugs are made from pure 100% wool and are woven completely by hand. One of the reasons why they are expensive. Another fact about hand knotted rugs is that they include some popular styles such as Persian, Oriental, Ziegler rugs. You might want to change the interior of your home and we are here to help you just do that. We have come up with some beautiful 100 Hand Knotted Rugs for you to have a look at.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hand Knotted Rugs
Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by you!
1. Are Hand Knotted Rugs Worth Buying?
Obviously, for sure! Hand Knotted rugs hold great worth and can be a huge investment. They hold great importance and worth and if its quality is maintained, it can pay off real good!
2. How Long Do Hand Knotted Rugs Last?
It depends on the manufacturer and the material used. The better the quality and manufacturer, longer the lifespan of the hand knotted rug. However, the average time that it can last is about around 20 years!
3. What Is The Difference Between Hand Woven And Hand Knotted Rugs?
The main difference is that in simple words, a hand knotted rug is knotted knot per knot while a hand woven rug is a flat weave in type meaning, it's flat!
4. How Can You Tell If A Rug Is Hand Knotted?
The fringe on the rug is made from the warp threads of handmade rugs on a rugs. However, on the machine it is usually sewn onto the rug at the end.
5. Do Hand-Knotted Rugs Shed?
Due to the use of Wool or Silk or the combination of both the rugs do not shed at all.
6. How Can You Tell If A Rug Is Good Quality?
The line count is the number of knots or stitches per square inches. If the number goes up so the quality is better as well. These rugs are hand-made and are expensive with an extremely detailed pattern.
7. Do All Hand Knotted Rugs Have Fringe?
Furthermore, if you have more questions or want any rug done in a custom size, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (301) 660-7046. At RugKnots we are more than happy to help our clients through their mission to find the perfect rug for their home.