Can you identify a handmade Persian rug?
If you want a new rug to cover your lounge floor, there are plenty of options available, but few of them offer the level of quality and luxury that is afforded by a genuine hand-made Persian rug. Persian rugs have been highly sought after for generations by all those who prize elegance and style in their homes. Why settle for a machine-produced generic rug when you can enjoy the feel of a uniquely luxurious handmade Persian rug in your home? If you want to be sure that what you are buying is a handmade Persian rug rather than a machine-produced rug, there are three things that you need to look for before you make your purchase.
Is it synthetic?
Perhaps the most obvious clue that you are looking at a machine-produced rug is the material being used. Persian rugs are always made of natural materials. Wool is the most common material used, although you will often find silk carpets or a blend of the two materials. What you will never find are any synthetic or artificial materials.
Is it too perfect?
Genuine Persian rugs are always man-made rather than being mass-produced by a machine. A good Persian rug will have a minimum knot count of at least 120 knots in every inch; anything less than that indicates you are not likely looking at a genuine Persian rug. If you turn over the rug and notice that it is 'too perfect', with every knot being uniform, then it's likely that you are being shown a machine-produced product rather than a genuine Persian rug.
Have natural dyes been used?
Hand-made Persian rugs are coloured using only natural dyes. When you are presented with a rug, you should simply study the back and front of the rug. It is worth bending the rug to see if the dye is uniformly applied or if it looks uneven at points. Examine the level of dye penetration to see if the dye is primarily on the surface as you would expect from a man-made dye. A deep, uniform penetration would suggest a machine-dyed rug.
To find out more about the benefits of genuine Persian rugs and how you can identify them, talk to your local supplier today. They will be able to explain to you the advantages of choosing a handmade rug and show you how you can spot the difference.
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