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Area Rugs | How It's Made

Being familiar with area rug construction also helps you understand and evaluate performance aspects: why certain rugs wear better and longer. Understanding how area rugs are created helps you better determine rug value and keep you inside the borders of your budget.

Machine made

Man made

 Elements that tie any handmade rug together


Three major techniques: pile weave, flat weave and hand-tufted

Pile Weave

Flat Weave

Hand Tufted


Asymmetrical (Persian or Senneh) Knot:

Symmetrical (Turkish or Ghiorde) Knot:

Knot Density:


Natural Dyes:

Synthetic Dyes: