The Truth about Jute Rugs

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Everyone in the design community is talking about it, everyone is buying it everyone is recommending it, but is it actually any good?

Jute is a type of grass found in Asia that is woven into a rug. Browse our collection of Jute rugs

Keep reading to find out what exactly jute rugs are and the truth behind these popular rugs

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For over 30 years, RugKnots has crafted, imported and delivered the very highest quality rugs from the heart of Pakistan, where skilled artisans have passed down ancient oriental rug hand knotting secrets for generations.

What is Jute?

Jute is a natural fiber made from jute grass. This plant is most commonly found in the Asian subcontinent. It is a durable fiber than has recently become popular for use in rugs.

Jute rugs 8x10

Jute is a biodegradable and a natural fiber used in transporting vegetables.

Because Jute is biodegradable, when it comes into contact with water or other elements, it starts to break down and decompose.



Is Jute hand made?

Making jute yarn is usually an all natural process usually done by hand.


8x10 jute rug

Not all jute fibers are made by hand. Now that jute has become popular, there is more push to make jute faster and cheaper.

soft jute rugs

This means, Jute is being made by machine. 

"But the site says that it is made by hand"

That may be true, but know that they can say "made by hand" if human hands load the material into the machine.

Actually most jute rugs are processed by machine and then "hand-woven" by machine. They can say "hand-woven" because human hands load the machine with the yarn. 

Jute yarn is durable, but it doesn't normally stay pretty. That is why we blend our Jute rugs with cotton. The cotton increases durability and helps them not to break down or wear out. 


What Do Jute Rugs Feel Like?


Normally, Jute rugs are rough and feel like walking on hay. But we blend our Jute rugs with cotton so they feel soft!

Order Your Jute Rug from RugKnots

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  • Hello, approximately how many man hours would it actually take to hand braid a 8×10 jute rug and how much fiber is needed for this? Thank you

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