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Many people think that they can tell an Oriental rug's authenticity simply by looking at it. Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are many differentiating factors when it comes to understanding if a rug is authentic or not, and these differences often go unnoticed by the untrained eye. The rug industry can be confusing to the average consumer -- it’s riddled with opaque pricing, unclear quality standards, and very savvy salespeople. Because there are so many types and styles of rugs, it can be difficult to identify an authentic Oriental rug against a sea of machine-made products. Read our tips below to learn how to identify authentic Oriental Rugs, and become a more confident shopper.

Authentic Oriental Rug Identification Guide

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How To Know You’re Buying A Real Oriental Rug

You’ll be able to assess whether a rug is an authentic Oriental rug or not by looking at the rug’s backside. A rug’s character is revealed in its backside. The rug’s backing will reveal hints about how the rug was made, and should also have a tag with details about the rug’s size, material, production country, and knot count. An authentic, hand-knotted Oriental rug’s backside should reveal a slightly less saturated but otherwise identical pattern to its front. You should be able to see each individual and unique knot in chobi rugs -- for example, it should look something like a hand-knitted scarf, with slightly varying sizes and textures of each knot. The knots should not look completely uniform. We also have published the article on Things You Should Consider before buying Cheap Rugs online. Where you can get an amazing idea from our professionals.

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Red Flag #1

If a rug’s backside is too smooth, too perfect, and looks like it was woven by a machine, it’s not an authentic hand-knotted Oriental piece. An authentic, hand-knotted Oriental rug will also have necessary fringe. When rugs are knotted by hand, each knot is based on a set of foundational warp threads, and these warp threads naturally and necessarily form the rug’s fringe. Thus, the backside of an Oriental rug should show a natural, unbroken transition from the rug’s knots to its fringed warp threads. In contrast, the production style of machine-made rugs doesn’t require fringe. Fringe is often sewed onto machine-made rugs as an accent piece but is unnecessary to the successful production of a machine-made rug.

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Red Flag #2

If your oriental rugs possess a backside that clearly shows that fringe was sewn on as an addition to the rug, it is not an authentic Oriental rug. A true hand-knotted Oriental rug’s backside should also have a tag or sticker stating details about the rug. Authentic Oriental rugs sold in America will likely be produced in Pakistan, India, Iran, or Afghanistan. Countries such as Turkey, Tibet, and a handful of others may also be the production source of an authentic Oriental rug, but these countries generally produce lower volumes. An authentic Oriental rug will likely be made of pure wool (although some authentic Oriental rugs contain some silk or cotton) and dyed with all-natural, vegetable-based dyes.

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Red Flag #3

If a rug’s tag says it’s made somewhere in North America, South America, or Western Europe, it’s not an authentic Oriental rug. If the tag says it’s made of any synthetic material -- such as acrylic, rayon, olefin, or polyester -- it’s not an authentic Oriental rug. And, of course, if the tag says it was produced in any way other than hand-knotting (such as machine made, hand-tufted, hand-loomed, or even “handmade”), it’s not an authentic Oriental rug. Once you’ve inspected the rug yourself, it’s important to ask the rug retailer more about the rug to assess its quality and authenticity. Reliable Oriental rug dealers should be able to tell you where the rug was produced (and possibly where it was finished and cleaned), how it was made, what materials were used, and what its knot count is. Note that higher knot counts result in a more dense, plush rug (and thus a higher price).

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Red Flag #4

If a retailer is not able to supply this information, then it’s likely that he/she is not a reliable retailer (and thus it’s questionable whether he/she is selling authentic Oriental rugs). Quality Oriental rug dealers are comparable to trusted art dealers, they should be invested, informed, and passionate about their products, because each product is high in quality and value.

Here Is A List Of The Best Authentic Oriental Rugs

1. Ivory Kazak Area Rug

This gorgeous and elegant Ivory Kazak Area Rug has a traditional design that is soft and plush with an intricate pattern for a lovely addition to your home's décor. This carpet provides warmth and comfort, perfect for lounging on the beautifully woven pile. The contemporary rug offers both elegance and affordability to make it the best time to buy! You will love the smooth texture and intricate designing on this rug making your space feel comforting and charming. Place this anywhere in your house and enjoy the aesthetic look! Buy this area rug now by clicking the link below!

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2. Brown Ziegler Area Rug

Do you need a new rug for your living room? Brown Ziegler Area Rugs are hand-knotted and woven with intricate patterns. They’re soft, plush, and feel great underfoot. These rugs are perfect for any living space that needs an elegant addition to the decor. The intricate design and brown and ivory shades on the fabric makes this gorgeous area rug stand out from our collection. You can also find something that matches your style perfectly. Whether you want a traditional design or one with more of a contemporary flair, we have it all! Plus, these rugs come in pile heights ranging from low to high so there is one perfect for every type of flooring. 

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3. Brown Ziegler Area Rug

Do you need a rug for your traditional house? This gorgeous Brown Ziegler Area Rug is the one for you! These are hand-knotted and woven with intricate patterns. They're soft, plush, and feel like heaven underfoot. These rugs will make any space more beautiful and give it that traditional homey feeling. You'll love the way they look in your living room! If you want to add some color to your life or just want something new for your house, then these rugs are perfect for you! The colors range from muted tones of beige to rich reds and blues. And if you can't find the right one on our website, we have an expert staff who would be happy to help you out over the phone or by email. We're here for all of your rug needs!

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4. Brown Ziegler Area Rug

You can't beat this Brown Ziegler Area Rug- by the time they're gone, they'll be missed! The hand woven design on this traditional carpet is gorgeous and intricate. You will feel like you are living in a palace with your feet safely planted on luxurious design. If you have been longing for an affordable oriental rug but didn't want to sacrifice quality, then look no further than this lovely addition to your decor. Added bonus- it's contemporary so it will never go out of style! So what are you waiting for? Buy your area rug today or regret missing out tomorrow when these beauties run out!

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5. Green Ziegler Area Rug

The Green Ziegler Area Rug is a contemporary take on traditional design. Beautiful in its intricacy, the rug features an intricate pattern and soft plush touch that give it an elegant feel that can be enjoyed for years to come. Easily add warmth and style into your flooring with our hand-knotted rugs, crafted by experienced artisans who truly understand exquisite filigree detailing. The perfect transitional addition to any living space, these beautiful works of art will soften your home beautifully while giving you something cool to prop up those tired legs after a long day at work. Buy now with confidence because these carpets won't last long! Click the link below and order yours now!

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6. Red Ziegler Area Rug

This beautiful red Ziegler area rug is made of pure wool which is hand-knotted with perfection by professional designers. This rug brings an aesthetic and pleasing feel to your interior. If you are looking for a rug to decorate your space, then this elegant piece of decorative item is just the perfect thing for you! So, Don’t wait any longer, and buy this rug now! 

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7. Beige Ziegler Area Rug 

Do you want to bring a comforting feel to your interior? Are you looking for a rug that is perfect for decoration? Well, You are just in the right place. This lovely beige Ziegler area rug is a perfect option for you! This rug is just what you need to bring charm and warmth to your space. If you are looking for a neutral interior, this rug would perfectly go along with the theme. Buy this lovely area rug now and enjoy the soft and warmness this rug brings to your space. 

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8. Ivory Caucasian Area Rug 

This elegant Ivory Caucasian area rug is just what you need to make your traditional space a bit modern and pleasing by adding this perfect rug to it. The best thing about this rug is that it is made of 100 percent pure wool which is perfect for high traffic areas like kitchen, hallways, entryways and dining room. You can also place this exotic rug in your outdoor areas. 

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9. Brown Kazak Area Rug 

This beautiful brown shaded kazak area rug is perfect for home decoration. You will love the soft and plushness this rug brings to your space. The best thing about this rug is that it will make your space feel very elegant and attractive. Hand-tufted using pure and high quality wool, this rug can be placed anywhere in your space.

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10. Brown Ziegler Area Rug

The Brown Ziegler Area Rug is a traditional, beautiful rug with gorgeous patterns. With a hand-knotted oriental design and intricate patterning, this lovely addition to your home will showcase both its traditional roots and more contemporary style. This rug is available in a size 9' 2" X 12' 2" to suit any room's needs, the pile height makes it plush and soft for your dreamy nights sleep without sacrificing durability or aesthetic appeal. Contemporary yet elegant as well as affordable, there’s no better time than now to buy!

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11. Green Ziegler Area Rug

Decorate your space with this beautiful and breath taking green Ziegler area rug. The soft and smooth texture of this wool rug is hand-knotted by professional designers. The wool used to make this rug is pure and high in quality. You will love the silky fabric making a gorgeous impact on your living room and other areas of your space. The best thing about this area rug is that they are perfect for home decoration and they will make your space look charming and exciting. So, If you want to beautify your space with a traditional piece of decor then this green Ziegler area rug is the one for you! Buy yours now by clicking the link below!

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12. Grey Wool & Silk Area Rug

This gorgeous and elegant grey shaded wool and silk rug is perfect for decorating a traditional space with a touch of modern look. You will enjoy this beautiful rug making an attractive impression in your space. The best thing about this rug is that it has shades of neutral in it which is perfect for any neutral home setting. You can place this beautiful rug in your contemporary bedroom or living room with light or neutral shaded walls and furniture to go along with it. As this lovely rug is made of pure wool, it is perfect for high traffic areas. So, get your hands on this beauty now!

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13. Navy Ziegler Area Rug

The Navy Area Rug is a traditional, beautiful and gorgeous rug with an intricate pattern. It’s perfect for any size room as well as being suitable in any type of interior design project. This rug feels soft and plush with it's long pile height that creates a super luxurious feel underfoot. The pure wool will bring a smooth and silky feel to your space. Make this gorgeous area rug a centerpiece of attraction. You will love this lovely addition in your living room and bedrooms. Buy this elegant rug now and enjoy the plush and smooth feel this rug brings to your interior.

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14. Grey Ziegler Area Rug

This beautiful grey Ziegler area rug is made of pure and high quality wool that is designed by professional weavers. You will love this gorgeous piece of decor to beautify your house. The best thing about this area rug is that it is perfect for high traffic areas. If you want to make your space feel charming and attractive, then place this lovely traditional rug in your space. Buy this rug now and make your contemporary space feel traditional!

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15. Multi-Color Ziegler Area Rug

The Multi-Color Ziegler Area Rug is perfect to add a bit of color in your home. The traditional design and beautiful colors will stand out and make for a luxurious addition to any style interior. Throw pillows, comfy chairs, or headboard would be the best way to show off this rug. The soft plush pile height makes it easy on our toes as we walk across the room which is an added plus! Buy yours today before they are gone! 

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16. Brown Kazak Area Rug

Beautiful hand-knotted Brown Kazak Area Rug! This rug features a gorgeous intricate pattern and is a lovely addition to your contemporary space. Comes with all the benefits of quality - soft pile height, plush feeling, hand-crafted and amazing design at an affordable price. Buy now because you can't beat this offer! You'll love the plush feel under your feet and how it softens the room's appearance. It is woven and hand-knotted for extra durability. This traditional rug brings a beautiful, gorgeous touch in oriental decorating style that can be upgraded from drab with something as extravagant as an elaborate ceremony carpet or down to earth with more affordable rugs. This rug offers great cost savings without sacrificing on quality; never be inconvenienced by inadequate products again!

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17. Brown Kazak Area Rug

The Brown Kazak Area Rug brings traditional design and luxury to your home. Lovingly hand-tied by a group of talented artisans, this rug is traditional in feeling yet contemporary with its lovely intricate pattern that will bring an elegant touch to any room. The pile height is soft and plush, sitting at about 2 inches all around making it comfortable for anyone's feet. This rug would be the perfect addition for both outdoor spaces or indoor living rooms alike! With a Beautiful brown color palette and beautiful designs, you'll find yourself coming back time after time—it's just too irresistible when made from the best materials with a high quality finish! You won't regret buying one of these gorgeous rugs at an affordable price today! 

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18. Multi-Color Baluchi Area Rug

This hand-knotted, 100% wool rug has a true traditional beauty that will be an elegant addition to your home. With its intricately woven design and soft plush feel underfoot, this contemporary carpet is perfect for transforming any space from ordinary to extraordinary. The Multicolor Baluchi Area Rug offers beautiful colors, but you can also find modest neutrals or more vibrant hues fit for a spot in your living room or hallway. Choose from our wide range of product options so that you can make the right decision on what’s best suited for your needs!

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19. Grey Wool & Silk Area Rug

The Grey Wool & Silk Area rug is a traditional beautifully handmade area rug that is soft and plush with an intricate oriental design. Combining wool, silk and cotton together this fantastic eye catching design will add elegance to any room you put it in. Pile height is exquisite and is designed for the best time and great for price as well. You will fall in love with the silky and smooth feel of this rug. Place it in your contemporary interior and make your space feel relaxing and charming. Buy this area rug now to enhance the beauty of your home.

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20. Coral Bokhara Area Rug

Elegant and contemporary, this hand-knotted Coral Bokhara Area Rug is a gorgeous addition for your home or office. It has an intricate pattern that offers a lovely feel for connection to nature's beauty. At the same time it provides dimension to any space with its beautiful hand-knotted design. This rug is not just what you want; it is also affordable! Treat yourself today and make this elegant carpet yours by ordering now. This rug is perfect for decorating your living spaces.

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21. Multi-Color Baluchi Area Rug

Our Multi-color Baluchi Area Rug is a gorgeous rug patterned in varying shades of red and orange embroidered with exquisite patterns. The rich texture of the wool pile, now available at an affordable price, will bring your living space to luxury levels. This area rug is best for contemporary settings. If you want to make your space look attractive and comforting, then choose this elegant rug for you. The best thing about this gorgeous area rug is that it is made of pure wool which makes any space feel soft and smooth. Buy this lovely piece of decor now to enhance the look of your house!

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22. Ivory Ziegler Area Rug

This elegant Ivory Ziegler Area Rug by RugKnots is a gorgeous and soft traditional oriental design hand-knotted carpet with intricate pattern on the soft plush pile that feels like heaven under your feet. Providing a contemporary look, this area rug has blue, ivory, and red color tones with touches of gold making it a perfect addition for any room in your home or office in need of an upgrade. Made of high quality materials including 100% wool yarns that are intricately pieced together to create opulent designs all over the luxurious fabric backing which makes this piece one of our most popular purchases to date! 

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23. Black Ziegler Area Rug

The Black Ziegler Area Rug is a traditional, hand-knotted rug with an elegant design and intricate pattern. This rug can be used in any space that needs a soft yet durable area for people to sit or walk around. The feel of this carpet is extra plush and plush due to the height of its pile. It's also practical since it's made by hand! You will love the beautiful designing and softness of the fabric to make your space look attractive and exotic. This rug is a perfect piece of decor for your contemporary spaces. So, if you need a rug to bring some changes to your interior, then this rug is the one for you!

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24. Multi-Color Baluchi Area Rug

Are you looking for a rug to beautify your traditional space? Do you want a rug that changes the entire outlook of your space? Well, this rug is the one for you! The best thing about this area rug is that it makes any space look charming and attractive. The soft wool fabric is made of pure and high quality material which brings a luxurious look to your rug. It also has shades and classy tones which would look perfect in any space of your house. So, if you are looking for a rug to bring an innovative touch to your space, then choose this Multi-color Baluchi rug.

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25. Green Bokhara Area Rug

With a luxurious feel, the Green Bokhara Area Rug creates an inviting and cozy space. The soft pile height assures lasting comfort with every step. One of today's most coveted and eye catching designs, the intricate pattern adds charm to any setting. A beautiful addition to your contemporary décor or perfect as a gift for a family living in the modern world. With each step on this rug you'll be enveloped in plush oriental luxury! With its detailed pattern and gorgeous color, this is one of our best selling rugs that fits beautifully into both Oriental and Contemporary decors while still being breathtakingly affordable! Perfect for your home or office-for work or play-this stunning rug will soon become one of your favorite things! So, Buy this rug now!

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26. Grey Wool & Silk Area Rug

This gorgeous hand-knotted area rug will make a lovely addition to any contemporary living space or bedroom. With its soft and plush pile height, this beautiful oriental design is sure to please. Place it on your floor for an elegant finish that's the best time affordable. The silk and wool material brings a soft as well as smooth impact on your hardwood floors. If you want a rug to decorate your space and give it a modernized look, then buy this gorgeous one now!

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27. Red Caucasian Area Rug

This gorgeous, traditional red Caucasian area rug with a beautiful and intricate pattern embodies the qualities of splendorous inspiration. It's why it is making its comeback on the interior design favored list! This high-quality, hand-knotted carpet comes in a size that is perfect for any space and ensures that there is one for every room. Whether you're into modern decor or classic elegance, this piece will cater to your needs by adding an elegant addition to any room it inhabits. Buy this new rug now for your home and we promise you won't regret it!

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28. Ivory Ziegler Area Rug

The Ivory Ziegler Area Rug is a traditional style, gorgeous rug with an intricate pattern. This beautiful and plush area rug with a low and soft pile height has been hand-made by the professional artisans to create that perfect feel. Made for your home or office space, this luxurious carpet features great quality you won't be able to find elsewhere. Soft and smooth yet durable, our high end rugs will help make any room pop with its contemporary design. You will enjoy this gorgeous area rug in your space.

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29. Brown Ziegler Area Rug

We recommend the Brown Ziegler Area Rug for anyone looking to add a little texture and flair in their home. The rug has a brown, oriental design that is hand-knotted which creates an elegant, traditional look. Its high pile height will provide comfort underfoot on hardwood or tile floors with plush carpeting that feels soft to the touch and is ideal for almost all rooms of your home. All this at an affordable price!

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30. Beige Ziegler Area Rug

The Beige Ziegler rug is the perfect festive and elegant addition to your home. With a soft, plush pile height, this design is contemporary with lovely intricacy in its pattern and sure to become an instant favorite for you or as a gift. This affordable rug offers high quality that will last year after year without change in elegance or quality no matter how many times you vacuum it! The best time to buy this rug is now before it's gone forever! You will fall in love with your house after adding this gorgeous rug!

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Different Types Of Oriental Rugs And Their Uses

Oriental rugs are hand-knotted with meticulous attention to detail by specialized rug makers in the Middle East. These old and timeless pieces of textile, embellish years of tradition and cultural heritage within them. This makes their value even more desirable than other carpets that lack these features which elevate it from a mere object into something truly precious for your home or office space!

In the interior design world, Oriental rugs are regarded as some of the most precious and appreciated. These exotic pieces offer a variety in size, color, material – ensuring that everyone can find one to fit their needs. Choosing an Oriental rug is almost an expression of your artistic soul! Rugs are an essential component of any room because they provide warmth and comfort. If you don't have a rug, your floor may seem too cold to be used in the winter or summer months alike!

Different Types of Oriental Rugs and Their Uses

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Oriental Rug Uses

Some of the most popular kinds of rugs are oriental. Their powerful features allow them to anchor furniture and add character into a room, which is why they make such fantastic decorations for any home or office space.

An Oriental rug is a beautiful and authentic way to make any room feel more interesting. With their classic colors, intricate patterns, and vibrant designs they can really bring the design of your living space together by transforming it into something charismatic that feels like home.

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Identifying Types Of Oriental Rugs

There are many reasons why identifying an Oriental rug is not easy. For one, they have been in the market for decades and centuries which means that there are a lot of them out there to choose from! In addition, these types of rugs originate from countries with some of the most complex artistic representations in their artwork; this can make it hard to identify what's on your own carpet. Fortunately though, when you purchase new oriental carpets at Target or Walmart (or other stores) you will receive free estimates about how much coverage area each item would cover so if something doesn't work right away then all hope isn't lost!

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Color

What's your favorite color to choose for an oriental rug? Chobi rugs come in light colors such as brown, beige and cream. They are a great way to have some warmth indoors during the winter time! You can choose different colors for different styles.

Motifs

Different types of rugs have different motifs and patterns. Some feature flowers, other lines, but the most unique is ikat patterned rug which features geometric abstract shapes.

Motifs

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Weaving Process

A variety of factors can make a rug thin like the Kilim. Some rugs have been made with less wool, and others are woven by fewer weavers than their counterparts. However, in many cases it is simply due to how tightly each knot was pulled together; this creates more open space between loops which acts as a natural ventilation system for your feet while you're standing or sitting on top of them!

Material

Oriental rugs are iconic in their style and beauty. There is a wide range of materials used to make these traditional works, with some designers opting for wool on cotton foundations while others prefer the more luxurious material of silk. The latter has become known as the Silk rug due to its unique properties that separate it from other Oriental styles. However, in many cases it is simply due to how tightly each knot was pulled together; this creates more open space between loops which acts as a natural ventilation system for your feet while you're standing or sitting on top of them!

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Production Time

While Oriental rugs are mainly appreciated for being old and traditional, some of the Vogue modern era carpets that have been produced in today’s world. These pieces make up a small segment of all contemporary oriental rug designs but they represent an inventive take on tradition with their more abstract patterns as well as using new materials like nylon to create these works-of-art.

Origin

The Bokhara rug is distinguished by its beautiful purple and red patterns, while the Persian rug has a more muted color palette with soft colors like blue. The origins of these two rugs are also quite different as well; one originates from Persia in West Asia whereas the other hails from Afghanistan in Central South Asia. The origin of the more abstract, contemporary oriental rug design is less clear. These pieces are not as old and they emerged from a collective effort to break away from traditional patterns in order to create something new. No one knows for sure where these rugs originally hail from but it’s safe to say that somewhere between China and India.

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How To Identify Oriental Rugs?

There are many things to look for when identifying a handmade rug. For beginners, it can be difficult to tell the difference between Oriental rugs that were hand-made and those made by machines! Luckily there's an easy way around this problem, A skilled weaver will often tie knots on their threads as they weave them into the carpet which is not done with machine manufactured products.

If you're still not sure if the rug is handmade, or it doesn't have knots to give it away, look for a signature in Persian. A professional weaver will often create their own distinctive mark on an Oriental rug that they've made. This can be done by using different colors of thread and two weaving styles combined together. When it comes to rugs, the term "weft" is often used. It refers to a horizontal row of wefts that connect one side (bound edge) of an Oriental rug with the other and can be seen on either end by looking for white or blue threads which are always in line with fringe strands. You may notice some areas in the rug are thicker than others. This could be a sign that there is an area of damage on the backside, or it just means you need to get your vacuum out more often!

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You should look at the front of the rug. Look carefully- with care and attention to detail, you can observe how one end may have a similar pattern in color or size to another while other parts will contain different patterns altogether as they progress along this lengthwise axis. This is especially true for older Oriental rugs where dye lots are often changed due to variations in natural light exposure during weaving which alters colors over time on an already dyed wool fabric that has been altered by atmospheric conditions such as humidity levels too! You'll notice these subtle changes most prominently against their background hue within your eye's periphery when focused elsewhere but not entirely lost if keeping up close inspection either side of it instead then - try exploring new ways you might never have noticed before now just like the rug's original creator did!

The next thing to do is examine the knots, and look for any imperfections in them. The weft threads that are passed over these knots will be more tightly threaded when they were first woven than those which have been used before then - some may even slide out of place altogether if not secured correctly or woven tight enough.

Hand-made rugs are woven with wool piles and machine made ones can be created from nylon or polyester. On the back of a hand-woven rug, you may see white threads that run from one end to another while on the other side, there is no such thing. The design weave will never have any abrashes in color either so if your eyesight isn't perfect it's not for you! If you have determined that your rug is a true Oriental, the next step will be determining what type of rug it is.

How to Identify Oriental Rugs?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Oriental Rugs

1. Are Oriental Hand-Knotted Rugs Authentic?

Yes! Oriental rugs that are hand-knotted are certainly authentic. Hand-knotted rugs are made entirely by hand, one knot at a time with no knots skipped or duplicated. The process starts from the back of the rug and finishes on the front as opposed to machines which can only produce piles in a single direction. It takes between three months and four years to produce one rug depending on size, design and style. A hand-knotted oriental rug is made using natural materials such as wool or silk which makes it soft to the touch and durable for a lifetime of use.

2. How To Know If I Have Bought An Authentic Oriental Rug?

Check if it is handcrafted or machine made? If it is handcrafted, then it is authentic. You can check for it on the label behind the rug. An authentic rug should say that it is hand-knotted. Does the rug have a dense pile that is firmly packed and does not shed on contact? An authentic rug that is handmade must have a dense pile. You can touch and feel the rug to check the authenticity.

3. Are Handmade Oriental Rugs Worth The Investment?

Yes, handmade oriental rugs are worth the investment because it is durable and can last a lifetime. Oriental rugs are also known as antique rugs that have intricate patterns with colored knots hand-woven using synthetic materials. These rugs have design patterns of ancient art with weft threads and wool knots making every part of the rug authentic and handmade.

4. Are Real Silk Oriental Rugs Expensive?

Yes, real silk oriental rugs are expensive because it is an investment that will last a lifetime. This type of rug has been known for its durability and the intricate details with fine knotting in every detail. For centuries, these high quality authentic oriental rugs have been used to decorate homes and offices around the world. These rugs are properly maintained as well due the higher quality material used.

5. Are Hand-Tufted Rugs Authentic?

No, hand-tufted rugs are not authentic because they are machine made. These types of oriental rugs are usually mass produced with one design and advertised as a faux handmade rug that was created by artisans who do not actually exist in order to make them seem more valuable than the real thing. A hand-knotted rug will have individual knots tied by a person.

6. Do Oriental And Persian Rugs Have Canvas Backing?

No, oriental and Persian rugs do not have canvas backing. These types of rugs are usually hand-woven or machine made with silk materials which is what makes them luxurious to the touch. Handmade rugs are typically made with wool and cotton. Canvas backing is usually used for other types of rugs. A Handmade oriental rug is made of pure silk, polyester or nylon pile which is what makes it so soft and luxurious.

7. Where Can I Find The Best Authentic Handmade Oriental Rugs?

Oriental rugs are naturally made in oriental countries like China, India, and Pakistan. It is easy to buy an authentic handmade oriental rug online with a quick Google search. There are many online websites like wayfair, amazon, RugUSA, RugKnots etc. These websites have the best quality rugs. RugKnots have the best authentic oriental and Persian rugs that are handmade by professional weavers and designers. Always consider a reputable rug dealer to ensure you get the rug that matches your needs.

8. How Is A Power Loom Different From A Handmade Rug?

Power looms use automatic shuttles that can produce large quantities of rugs in short periods. Handmade oriental rugs are made by hand knots on the loom, which takes much longer to complete. The difference is also apparent in quality and appearance with power-loomed carpets being more rough than a handmade rug.

9. What Are The Signs To Identify Machine Made Rugs?

To identify machine made rugs, you can look for any rug with a flat weave and machine-made fringe. machine made rugs are different from authentic handmade rugs. Not all oriental rugs are hand woven rugs, some are machine made as well but an authentic rug would always be hand tufted due to its pure material and special hand craftsmen. Machine-made rugs have a much more rough feel to them, which is the difference in quality and appearance. The fringe on machine made carpets are attached by staples or glue whereas handmade rugs use knots that create an organic finish. Machine tufted rugs will often be lighter in color and do not offer any texture. To identify whether the rug is handmade, the machine made or authentic, there are a few things to look for in detail.

We have listed all the red flags you need to notice while buying oriental rugs. You don't really have to worry about such red flags while buying from RugKnots as we are the most authentic online area rug store. You can contact us in case of any queries, too!  For more information please email us at info@rugknots.com or call us at (301) 660-7046. We are happy to answer your questions!



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Shana Langer

Shana Langer

There is a tag on the back of my grandmother’s rug that says “DS 6995” “Iran.” Is there any way to find what the value of this rug could be and if it is worth shipping it across the country?

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