Every wondered if you have purchased a handmade or a machine made rug?
An image from our last Indian Trip
FLIP IT ! Flip it real good
NO 1. Look at the back of the rug.
Hand knotted Examples
Handwoven or Flatweave Rugs example above is our Pink Sahara Rug - Buy Once Buy Well is our motto here at Oh Happy Home
Our handwoven or flatweave rug is made on a loom by one or two weavers working together. A flatweave rug is usually reversible meaning that you can use it on with either side. Especially handy if it is getting a little dirty or worn on one side.
If you are looking for flatweave rugs another great example of hardwearing , high traffic rug is our Moroccan Trellis Sand Rug. Exactly the same on both sides so you can tell it is made on a hand loom. Of course our rugs also come with the Goodweave Accreditation.
A machine made rug will look very even and display perfectly even (knots that aren't really knots! )
3 Tips To Know If Your Rug Is Handmade
No. 1 FLIP IT
SHOP OUR Jasper Knit Rug
NO 2. Look at the Fringes of the Rug
The fringe on a rug is generally made from the warp threads of handmade rugs but on a machine made it is usually sewn onto the rug at the end of the making to make it appear that is is handmade.
NO 3. Look at the Edges of the Rug
On a hand knotted rug the edges are overcast by hand whereas on a machine made rug the edges are stitched with a machine.
Let me know how you went with your rug in the comments below?
Is it machine or made by hand?
We know our preference - always handmade.
Check out why machine made rugs can be bad for your health.
Read more about our Non- Toxic Rugs for your family.
A quote I heard the other day
"The purchases you make today will determine the world tomorrow. "
Have a happy day,