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Geometric Wool Khotan Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 5'' X 7' 8''
$2,665
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Hand-Knotted Wool Khotan Oriental Area Rug 8x10

9' 9'' X 8' 0''
$2,665
$1,199 with 55% discount

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Handmade 100% Silk Abstract Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 0'' X 7' 10''
$1,600
$720 with 55% discount

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Vegetable Dye Khotan Oriental Area Rug 8x10

9' 9'' X 7' 9''
$4,147
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Vegetable Dye Muted Oushak Turkish Area Rug 8x10

9' 7'' X 7' 8''
$3,497
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Vegetable Dye Floral Oushak Turkish Area Rug 8x10

9' 9'' X 8' 1''
$3,813
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Vegetable Dye Brown Oushak Turkish Area Rug 8x10

9' 9'' X 8' 2''
$3,498
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Wool/ Silk Nepalese Oriental Area Rug 8x10

9' 11'' X 7' 11''
$2,147
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Handmade Wool Heriz Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 5'' X 8' 2''
$2,647
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Vegetable Dye Aubusson Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 0'' X 8' 0''
$3,647
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Vegetable Dye Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 3'' X 7' 9''
$2,313
$1,041 with 55% discount

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Checkered Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 3'' X 8' 1''
$1,980
$891 with 55% discount

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Striped Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 5'' X 8' 4''
$1,980
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Vegetable Dye Moroccan Oriental Handmade Rug 8x10

10' 2'' X 8' 0''
$3,330
$1,499 with 55% discount

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Vegetable Dye Blue Oushak Oriental Area Rug 8x10

9' 11'' X 7' 9''
$2,332
$1,049 with 55% discount

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Vegetable Dye Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Rug 8x10

10' 0'' X 7' 11''
$2,248
$1,012 with 55% discount

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Geometric Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 2'' X 8' 5''
$1,098
$494 with 55% discount

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Vegetable Dye Khotan Oriental Handmade Rug 8x10

10' 1'' X 8' 3''
$2,980
$1,341 with 55% discount

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Checkered Gabbeh Kashkoli Oriental Area Rug 8x10

10' 4'' X 7' 11''
$2,147
$966 with 55% discount

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Vegetable Dye Khotan Oriental Area Rug 8x10

9' 8'' X 8' 0''
$2,665
$1,199 with 55% discount

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Oriental Rugs


 

If you and your family are trying to figure out how to make a statement with the overall aesthetics of your living, dining and bedrooms, then decorating these rooms with an Oriental rug can go a very long way. All of the Oriental rugs on this page provide very unique designs and patterns, and they’re perfect for upgrading the aesthetics of your home’s more formal areas.


 

An authentic Oriental rug is an heirloom piece that can be handed down for generations, and they’re great household investments that actually accrue in value over long periods of time. These stunning, durable works of art are heavy and hand-woven. They fit beautifully into a wide range of decorating schemes and come in many colors and styles, so you’ll be able to coordinate with your room’s already existing color scheme.


 

Within this portion of our Oriental Rugs page, we’ll provide details about what you should consider before making these types of purchases and why our deals are unbeatable here at Rug Source.

 

What Sets Oriental Rugs Apart

 

Oriental rugs are primarily distinguished throughout the industry by their impeccable craftsmanship and beautiful materials. Oriental rugs are typically produced by highly skilled artisans in locations such as Afghanistan, India or Turkey; and each and every Oriental rug takes a great investment of time and overall labor.


 

Even an experienced rug-maker will spend up to six months to create a single 6-foot-by-9-foot Oriental rug, which is much longer than the time it takes to produce other more conventional rug styles! Oriental rug creators painstakingly stretch individual strands of wool, cotton or silk across looms, weaving them together into beautiful, storytelling designs that have an incredible amount of cultural meaning within every square inch.

 

As a testament to the vertical looms on which Oriental rugs are made, they look different when viewed from the top instead of the bottom. Overall, the beauty and purposeful latent meanings behind the aesthetics are virtually unmatched throughout the entire world!

Types of Oriental Rugs for Sale at Rug Source

 

As the largest online retailer of area rugs Charlotte NC, Rug Source is pleased to offer a vast collection of discount rugs. We encourage all of our online users to shop our catalog to explore the many options we provide. Our site allows users to search by a variety of features, including things like pattern, style, shape, age and size.


 

Many of our Oriental rugs that are available online are completely one of a kind, and we pride ourselves on being able to provide this elaborate selection of world class area rugs to all Web users.


 

By looking through this page it will be apparent that we truly provide a large selection of fine Oriental rugs that vary in price, patterns and size. You’ll be able to find a newer, 10-year-old rug for your living room, or an antique runner from before 1900! Of course your selection will always be subjective and completely up to you, but our team will be there for you to answer any questions you have while you’re narrowing down your favorite choices.


 

Some of our most common types of Oriental rugs on our site include the following:


 

  • All-Over Geometric Moroccan rugs
  • Tribal Geometric Moroccan rugs
  • Modern Gabbeh rugs
  • Shag Oriental area rugs
  • Oushak Indian rugs
  • Moroccan Trellis rugs
  • Oushak Agra rugs
  • Modern Belgium area rugs
  • Agra area rugs
  • Swedish area rugs
  • Heriz Indian rugs
  • Oushak Turkish Area Rugs
  • Art Deco Nichols Rugs
  • Chinese Area Rugs
  • Peshawar Area Rugs
  • As well as many other Oriental rug styles!

Why Buy From Us?

 

Rug Source is a leading rug importer offering wholesale prices around 60 to 70 percent below retail, and 30 to 40 percent below our competitors’ rates. There’s absolutely no doubt about it that Rug Source provides an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability, and we also have an incredible selection to ensure that everyone can find the perfect area rugs on sale that suits all of their requirements and personal preferences.


 

Another very important part of shopping with Rug Source is that our team is much more personable than our online competitors, and we’ll be able to help you pick out the very best options from our large database by actually speaking with you and going over the things that matter most to you. We understand how every room in every home is 100% unique, which subsequently requires the absolute perfect match in terms of area rug aesthetics, size and much more.


 

We also guarantee the lowest online prices and offer a 30-day, money-back guarantee on all purchases. We have a huge selection of high-quality, clean, cheap Oriental rugs for sale, and we’ll be ready to help get you started on your search for the perfect area rug for you and your home.

 

What to Look for in an Oriental Rug

 

Finding the right Oriental rug starts with your home’s specific spacing, and of course the specific location that you’re thinking about placing your new area rugs on sale Charlotte NC. For example, the positioning of rugs with a round or diamond motif in the background (also known as a central medallion) could influence how you’re able to position a room’s furniture.


 

It’s always a good idea to influence an entire room’s overall aesthetics from the floor up, but of course this isn’t always a luxury you’ll be able to have! In general it’s best to first understand the exact minimum and maximum parameters that will work best with your preferred space, and then look for area rugs within those parameters that match your furniture and existing room design.


 

If you want more freedom in terms of properly arranging your room’s furniture around your area rugs style, then you might prefer an all-over pattern that can better accompany your desired furniture setup. Likewise, pay attention to border colors and guard stripes, because these features should also play a significant role in complementing your room’s overall aesthetics.

 

If you’re having difficulty choosing the right Oriental area rugs for your living room or workspaces, contact Rug Source. Our salespeople will be happy to help you and answer any questions you have about our inventory and what your best options will be given the layout of your home!

 



Wool Rugs

 

Wool rugs are some of the most popular in the entire industry, and if you’re looking specifically for wool area rugs Charlotte NC online then you’re going to love our incredible selection and unbeatable sale prices. We take a lot of pride in our wool rug selection here at Rug Source, and we fully understand how both residential and commercial properties benefit greatly from the aesthetics and durability of wool.

 

Wool is known for its incredible combination of both softness and durability that simply has some of the best longevity. Wool is a completely natural material, which helps it so much when you compare it to synthetic counterparts in terms of its ability to stand up to moisture and cold temperatures.

 

As you’ll be able to see while scrolling through our online inventory of wool rugs, we offer much cheaper prices than all our big box competitors while never sacrificing quality. Our affordability is a big part of our past success, but our customer service is what has always helped fully set us apart from everyone else in the industry.

 

If you have any questions at all about a specific rug or a group of wool rugs, we’ll be able to get one of our expert team members to assist you and provide the information you’ll need to make a more informed purchasing decision. That’s why we’ve created this guide to purchasing wool rugs, and on this page you’ll learn the following:

 

  • Where to place wool rugs
  • Common benefits
  • Popular colors and styles

 

By going through this guide you’ll undoubtedly have a more thorough understanding about how to go about finding your new wool rug. And as always feel free to contact us if you have any questions and would like to speak with one of our experts!

 

Where to Place Wool Rugs

 

One of the best features of wool rugs is their overall versatility and variety. They’re great within any room of a home, and they’re also very aesthetic and look great in professional settings. Here are some good options to consider when it comes to the placement of your wool rug:

 

  • There are countless wool runner rugs Charlotte NC within our online inventory, and these rugs are unique in that they are long and rectangular and are great for narrow entryways and hallways. But wool runners are very useful throughout the entirety of a home, including in the kitchen, bathroom and next to beds. You can essentially put a wool runner anywhere you’d like to have a warm, soft pathway.

 

  • A lot of homeowners like to showcase large wool rugs, and these larger selections are great for anchoring living and family room seating areas. You can really bring an incredibly complementing aesthetic to these rooms that combine perfectly with your existing furniture with large wool area rugs!

 

  • 8x10 tends to be the wool rug size that fits perfectly at the foot of queen or king size beds. There are many different types of wool rugs for this particular placement, and some popular bedroom options include shag and bright oriental rugs Charlotte NC that provide comforting first and last steps of each day.

 

  • Some of the common sizes associated with oversized wool rugs include 9x12, 10x14, 12x15, 12x18 and sometimes even larger! At these larger sizes, home and apartment owners can place their rug over their carpeting and under all of their furniture within any given room with plenty of additional spatial coverage.

 

Common Benefits of Wool Rugs

 

Wool rugs are popular for a variety of reasons, and it goes much further than the softness of the material. The following are some of the most common benefits associated with wool rugs:

 

  • Wool is an elastic fiber, which makes it very resilient and durable. These rugs will be capable of returning to its true shape after all sorts of trauma and stretching.

 

  • Wool is a cozy rug material, so these rugs are always very insulating and warm. The rug’s dense fibers will always thermally trap air pockets.

 

  • A lot of our clients prefer natural materials, and wool just so happens to be one of the most effective natural materials in the industry.

 

  • Wool rugs are great in terms of repelling dirt, which makes these rugs require less maintenance than synthetic counterparts.

 

  • Wool is also rather water-resistant, so it will help you out when a spill occurs!

 

  • Wool is naturally flame resistant, which means it won’t catch as easily as other rugs and the fibers won’t completely melt.

 

Popular Colors and Styles

 

Wool has been used within people’s homes for literally thousands of years, and it has stood the test of time as one of the most enduring, beautiful rug materials. Wool is now produced throughout the entire world, and our online selection reflects this truly international marketplace.

 

Wool rugs come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the common styles and colors to look into while shopping through our inventory include the following:

 

  • Traditional: These wool rugs offer that truly classic aesthetic that goes well within countless home and office designs. It’s very true that you simply can’t go wrong when you choose an Oriental or traditional wool rug accompanied with bold, beautiful hues.

 

  • Warm Neutrals: Some common examples of warm neutrals include colors like ivory, tan and brown. These rugs are typically very easy to incorporate into existing furniture setups, and these colors can also be a great base to build off of when you’re decorating any given space.

 

  • Contemporary: These rugs typically are accompanied with abstract designs and geometric prints that provide a modern, trendy flair to a space.

 

  • Cool Grays and Blues: These wool rugs are a little less bold when compared to contemporary rugs, and although they’re very beautiful and complementary they aren’t considered overly trendy like some other choices.

 

  • Wool Blends: Wool can sometimes be out of some people’s price range, which is why a lot of our clients prefer getting a rug with a blend of wool and other synthetic fibers. A benefit of this type of rug is added stain resistance, and of course even better prices!

 

We’re Here To Help You Find Your Perfect Wool Rug

 

We understand that it can be confusing when going through such a large online selection like our wool rug inventory, which is why our team of experts is always here to answer any questions or concerns you have during the shopping process.

 

Always feel free to contact us online or call us at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-0979 so we can help you with any assistance you need!



Area Rugs

 

Making the most out of your home’s floor space with an area rug will have a ton of benefits, including:

 

  • Warming up the room/space
  • Reducing noises throughout your home
  • Adding aesthetic designs that set artistic tones for a room
  • And much, much more…

 

At Rug Source we have a seemingly endless supply of area rugs and carpets that vary dramatically in size, shape and designs; and the best part is that our online inventory will always be much more affordable than our big box competitors. We’re confident that you’ll be able to find the perfect area rug that meets your budget and aesthetic preferences, but there’s no doubt about it that you may need a bit of extra help while narrowing down potentially several top choices!

 

Our ability to provide an unbeatable combination of quality and affordability is what drives Rug Source’s success, but what really sets us apart is our understanding and willingness to go above and beyond for each and every one of our customers. We know that you’re likely to have a lot of questions for us, so always feel free to contact us online so one of our experts can answer your questions and help you throughout the entirety of your rug shopping process.

Common Shapes of Area Rugs

 

One of the first and foremost considerations every online rug shopper must have is their desired space for their new area rug, and this is primarily because you’ll need to be precise in terms of how exactly it will fit within your home’s existing furniture setup, or in a new home or office you’re about to move into!

 

The following are some common shapes when it comes to area rugs, and they all serve unique purposes throughout many sorts of creative home décor placements:

 

Oval & Round Area Rugs

 

Round area rugs have become more and more popular in recent years, and this may be because they break the mold of traditional rectangular rug arrangements. As you can probably imagine, round rugs provide a unique sense of focal point that is typically a wonderful aesthetic design for a sitting area. A lot of home and business owners will utilize round rugs within larger entryways to provide a softening effect on the area’s ambience.

 

Designs are countless with round rugs, and some will accentuate the rug’s shape while many others will provide a more abstract expression. But no matter where you’d like a round rug, it’s a great choice to liven up a room in a calming way.

 

Square Area Rugs

 

A lot of people absolutely love the perfect symmetry that goes into a square area rug, and how they tend to fit perfectly within many standard sized rooms. Many square rugs will utilize straight lines and a more minimalist aesthetic approach, which more often than not matches wonderfully with modern décor.

 

Rectangular Area Rugs

 

The most common shape for an area rug is a rectangle, making these area rugs the more traditional choice within just about any home décor ambience and style. What’s great about rectangular area rugs is that there is a seemingly limitless supply within Rug Source’s online inventory, and they come in all materials and styles!

 

Runner Rugs

 

Runner rugs are the shape of choice when it comes to long entryways and hallways, and they’re very useful in a variety of other tighter places like bathrooms, kitchens and closets as well. A lot of homeowners utilize runners to protect their hardwood flooring in high-traffic areas, so they’re extremely functional for every homeowner.

The Many Styles of Area Rugs

 

All of us at Rug Source understand how much style plays a factor for every rug shopper, because after all area rugs are beautiful pieces of art that provide literally whatever style you want to a given room. What’s so great about shopping online with Rug Source is that our inventory varies dramatically in terms of style, and the following is a mere glimpse into the many styles of area rugs we offer:

 

Modern Area Rugs

 

Modern area rugs typically consist of solid colors and abstract geometric patterns, and this style will utilize neutral colors and chic designs that will easily match anyone’s existing modern furniture setup. Another common characteristic of modern area rugs is that they how low piles, which makes them appear more streamlined.

 

Traditional Area Rugs

 

There are countless traditional area rugs throughout our online inventory, including the timeless styles of Turkish, Persian and other Oriental designs. It’s common for these types of traditional rugs to be accompanied by intricate, thought-provoking patterns and lush color palettes.

 

Transitional Area Rugs

 

Transitional area rugs are considered to be the convergence of both contemporary and traditional aesthetics, and they come within a large variety of patterns and overall décor. Many times a transitional rug will have the color schemes of modern rugs Charlotte NC accompanied by traditional patterns, which simply can be the perfect blend for a room!

 

Antique Area Rugs

 

Antique area rugs are one of our many specialties, and these rugs truly are very extraordinary. They’re wonderful art pieces that can provide a more lived-in feel to a room, while at the same time transporting viewers to the past with their cultural significance.

 

Boho Area Rugs

 

What’s great about many Boho area rugs is that they offer very vibrant, bright color palettes and a very chic mix of décor variations. Many Boho area rugs will have abstract patterns and an overall eye-catching orientation that will surely provide an added element to your room’s international influences.

 

Indoor/Outdoor Rugs

 

These area rugs are great as a stain-resistant option in high traffic and spill-prone areas. What’s great about these options is that they’re easily cleanable, affordable and are great if you have kids and pets. The styles of these rugs vary dramatically, and they’re also good for outdoor patios or anywhere you’d like a little less spill stress indoors!

Contact The Rug Source Experts Today!

 

We are always here to support you and your needs while you’re searching for your next area rug, and we encourage you to contact us online or call us at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-7408 with any questions or concerns you may have while going through our extensive online inventory. So if you need any help at all, we’ll be more than happy to assist you in finding your next area rug that perfectly reflects your personal preferences, desired space and lifestyle!

 



Living Room Rugs Online

 

Out of all the rooms within your home, your living room may be the most important in terms of showcasing your décor style and personal preferences. We all utilize our living rooms for different purposes, but no matter what your living room’s purpose is, it’s the furniture and aesthetic design you put into it that will inevitably say a lot about who you are.

 

One of the very best ways to make a bold, personality statement is to put an area rugs Charlotte NC within your living room, and at Rug Source we’ve helped countless homeowners in choosing their very best choices within our vast online inventory. We take a lot of pride in our selection of living room rugs, and we know that this type of purchasing decision isn’t always easy.

 

We always encourage online shoppers to reach out to one of our experts for more information as they’re scrolling through our huge selection of living room rugs online. What you’re inevitably going to notice is that our inventory is much more affordable than any of the other big box competitors throughout the industry, but our customer service has always been what has put us over the top.

 

We understand how difficult it can sometimes be to differentiate the more minute details of your favorite options amongst our living room rug selection, so always feel free to contact us online so we can get you in touch with one of our living room rug experts.

Common Living Room Rug Considerations

 

The main considerations you should have while shopping for your next living room rug are the general use of your specific space, and of course your budget. Living room rugs can vary dramatically in size and pricing, so keeping these two considerations first and foremost in your mind will always be helpful when it comes to searching through our large inventory.

 

Another important consideration is the overall traffic within your living room. If you experience high foot traffic in this area, then it may be smart to look for rugs that have a low to medium pile.

 

There are many other considerations and tips we’d like to offer when it comes to purchasing your next living room rug, so consider the following as your rug shopping:

 

Make Your Statement with your living room rug

 

Living room aesthetics work well when one or two pieces of furniture are the focal point or anchor of the entire room, and one of the best possible focal points of a living room is an area rug. But the odds are that you already have a large piece of art or some couches, so in this instance it may be smarter to keep it simpler with your area rug and utilize it as a complement to your existing furniture.

 

But no matter what your circumstances are in terms of existing aesthetics, your living room rug should make a statement that coincides with your style and personal preferences. That’s partly why rug shopping can be so exciting, because finding that perfect, personal match will speak volumes to your guests for years to come!

 

Bigger Is Typically Better when buying a living room rug

 

When you’re in the process of deciding on your next living room rug, you of course always have to consider the overall size of your space. The general rule of thumb is that bigger is better when it comes to living room rug size, and this is because your area rug will become an anchor for the entire room that provides a more conversational, cozy ambience.

 

When a rug is too small, it can make a room appear a bit bare and somewhat disconnected. One tip to consider in terms of living room rug size is that your area rug should be large enough to fit underneath every main furniture piece within the room (or just underneath the front legs).

 

Vintage and Antique Rugs

 

We’re very proud of our vast selection of both vintage and antique rugs Charlotte NC, and we know that these rugs provide an unbeatable value in terms of cultural significance, history and investment potential. Well-crafted antique or vintage rugs will automatically provide an incredible warming personality to a room, which is subsequently a beautiful statement.

 

Our collection of antique rugs is second to none throughout the entire online rug shopping industry, especially when you consider the countless sales we have too!

 

Rugs for your Living Room with Layered Textures

 

A living room rug with an intricate texture will always add more interest to an area, and when a variety of textures are layered together the area rug can add depth and warmth within any aesthetic style.

 

One tip to keep in mind with layering rugs is to make sure they utilize a similar color palette, and the reason for this is to ensure the rug is very complementing and doesn’t come off as too chaotic. But of course if you’re going for a more bold expression, then contrasting colors may be your best course of aesthetic action!

 

Persian Living Room Rugs

 

It doesn’t get much more decadent than Persian rugs Charlotte NC, and these truly are some of the most special area rugs throughout the entire world. Our selection of Persian rugs are great in terms of adding a more vintage ambience to a living room, and their classic hues are wonderfully warm and rich with history.

 

Although Persian rugs are traditionally very expensive, the Rug Source inventory offers some of the very best sales and discounts that make these priceless works of art more feasible for any budget!

Reach Out To Our Team Of Living Room Rug Experts For More Information

 

When it comes to living room rug shopping, there aren’t many more important spaces than the living room in your house. We understand how important this type of long-term investment is for you and your family, which is why our team of experts is always here to support you throughout every step of the shopping experience.

 

We understand how it can be a bit overwhelming to look through seemingly countless options, and we’re always excited to get to know our clients in order to introduce them to this beautiful portion of our online inventory.

 

We always encourage our clients to contact us online or call us at 980-422-4080 or 704-763-0979 with any questions or concerns they may have about our rug selection, so if you need any help whatsoever we’ll be more than happy to help you find the living room rug that matches perfectly within your existing furniture aesthetics and personal style!

 

 



Hand-knotted Rugs

The rug industry is full of incredibly intricate and beautiful variations in designs and manufacturing processes, but traditional hand-knotted rugs have always been considered to be the very best of the best. These beautiful, handmade area rugs are known for their unparalleled durability and beauty, but they are also distinguished by fine craftsmanship. 

 

There’s no denying that hand-knotted rugs are true works of art that are always one-of-a-kind, and the Rug Source team is incredibly proud to provide our customers with one of the best online inventories of hand-knotted rugs in the entire United States and beyond.

 

Below, we’ll be going over everything you need to know about hand-knotted rugs, and as always feel free to contact us online to get in touch with our team and ask us any questions you have about specific rugs within this page!

 

What Exactly Are Hand Knotted Rugs?

 

Hand-knotted rugs are technically any type of rug or carpet that has been developed via an ancient hand knotting technique that utilizes specific types of looms. This artisanal technique developed in Central Asia thousands of years ago, and still today you’ll see the same techniques within high-quality Oriental rugs and Persian rugs of all types. 

 

One of the main reasons why hand-knotted rugs are so special is because of the labor intensive creation process that undoubtedly requires years of expertise. Thousands of tiny, handmade knots will comprise the foundations of our hand-knotted rugs, which is always an incredibly intricate design process. 

 

There are many different unique knots that are utilized within these traditional area rugs, and many times the specific knot of a rug will depend upon where it came from. Most hand knotting techniques are passed down from generation to generation, which is why these beautiful rugs are becoming more unique and subsequently rare. Our specialists will help you better distinguish the differences between Turkish, Persian and Oriental knots so you’re obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of your preferred options. 




 

What Materials Are Hand Knotted Rugs Made Of?

 

Hand-knotted rugs are mainly made of natural materials like wool, cotton, silk, jute, bamboo, or blends of several natural fibers together. Hand-knotted rugs are incredibly durable and strong, and this is mainly because of the combination of natural materials and complex weaving techniques. 

 

Wool is by far the most popular rug material for traditional hand-knotted rugs, and this is partly because wool is considered to be one of the strongest rug materials in the world. Wool is also known for providing a unique texture and feel that is widely popular for flooring décor in many cultures. 

 

Silk is more expensive and not quite as durable as wool, which is why it’s largely used as an accent to provide more luxurious feels to a rug’s design. Many silk rugs are also utilized as wall decorations as opposed to being on a home’s floor. Cotton is another incredibly common rug material, and cotton is typically used to develop a handmade rug’s foundation. 

 

Many hand-knotted rugs will utilize a combination of wool, silk and cotton to create a very strong and durable carpet that can withstand everyday wear and tear and last for decades in high-traffic areas! 

 

What Makes Hand-Knotted Rugs Different Than Hand-Tufted Rugs And Machine-Made Rugs?

 

Hand-knotted area rugs are very unique due to the sheer complexity associated with the design and manufacturing process, and most hand-knotted rugs will take several months or more to complete. Time and labor are some of the many reasons why hand-knotted rugs tend to be more expensive as compared to hand-tufted and machine-made rugs.

 

The end product results in very precise, handmade rugs, which is incredibly important for rug texture and design details. The careful construction process of hand-knotted rugs also results in a longer lifespan for each rug, which compounds the overall value as compared to machine-made counterparts. 

 

How To Make Sure Your New Area Rug Is An Authentic, Hand-Knotted Rug

 

Although you’d never have to worry about Rug Source’s hand-knotted rugs being fake, you may run into some scams if you’re shopping in marketplaces throughout the world. The good news is that there are several ways that you can double-check the authenticity of hand-knotted rugs, which include the following: 

 

Check the backside of the rug 

 

Traditionally hand-knotted rugs don’t have any kind of backing, which is different from machine-made rugs that utilize a latex coating to hold tufts in place. Many machine-made rugs will also feature a canvas material or other fabric on top of a latex coating. This is why if a specific area rug has a lot of backing material, then it’s likely not authentic. 

 

Examine the design’s symmetry 

 

Another easy way to determine the authenticity of a hand-knotted rug is to turn it around and closely examine the ru