Hand-Woven – v – Machine Made
The ancient art of weaving carpets produces carpets being all one of a kind individual pieces of floor art differing in size, material and artistic merit, with no two carpets ever being the same.
Weaving a carpet by hand by using the Persian knot involves each piece of pile being individually knotted to the warp (foundation) of the carpet by hand – adding strength, durability and diversity of character to the carpet.
Machine made or tufted carpets on the other hand tend to be mass produced factory goods using much lower grade materials and synthetic dyes. The limitations of the machining process results in a much lower knot density which in turn creates a loose and less spirited machine made look. The general durability of machine made rugs tends to much lower too due to cheaper materials and other cost cutting techniques.