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Oriental Rug experts in Birmingham, Michigan. Tips & Advice

All rugs are not created equal. There is a big difference between hand-knotted, machine made and tufted rugs. The hand-knotted rugs are made by tying individual knots by hand on the loom to create the design and the pile of the rug. This is a laborious process, but results in creating a rug that is valuable and could last for generations. Depending on the intricacy of the design and how tightly the rug is woven, it could take several months to several years to weave even a small hand-knotted rug. In contrast machine made and tufted rugs are much easier and faster to produce. That’s why you see such a price difference between the two. If you’re looking to buy a fine rug your best bet is to find a reputable rug dealer who has been established for many years. They should be able to guide you to find the perfect rug for your home. You are welcome to call Kamran or Kristi, our certified Rug specialist at 248-723-8888 to answer any questions you might have.

Real Oriental Rugs in Michigan: How to recognize a real Hand-Knotted Oriental Rug

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A reputable dealer who specializes in hand-knotted Oriental rugs and has an established business in the same location for many years would be your best source for finding  real Oriental Rugs in Michigan.

How to Tell if your looking at a real Oriental Rug.

A fine Hand-Knotted rug is truly a labor of love and could take months even years for skilled artisans to weave. After you see a few high quality Persian Rugs, it would be easy for you to tell a true work of art from mass produced floor coverings.
Here are several ways to tell if the rug you’re looking at is really Hand-Knotted;
 
1. The fringe on a real oriental rug is an integral part of the rug itself. It is the continuation of the warp threads that run across the
     length of the rug’s foundation. In other words it’s not sewn onto the rug.
2. If you open the pile of the rug you’d actually see the knots at the base of  the pile threads.
     Machine made and tufted rugs don’t have knots.
3. You can not pull the pile threads out of a real Rug, because they’re knotted. Some rugs just loop the yarn on the foundation.
     They’re not considered true Oriental Rugs.
4. Generally you could see the pattern of the rug on the back side of it as well. Tufted rugs usually have a backing.
      Some machine made rugs show the design on the back.
5. The handle of a real Oriental rug is much different from tufted or machine made rugs.
 
Learn more by contacting Kamran Karimpour at Birmingham Design Studio: https://www.birminghamdesignstudio.com/rugs.inc

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