It takes at least 8 months to make a hand made Persian rug and it’s considered as a masterpiece and increases in value over time. It is durable and can be used for over 100 years. On the other hand, a machine made rug takes only a few minutes to make and is significantly less durable and much cheaper. However, if you have no knowledge of rugs, it is difficult to tell the difference between hand made Persian rugs and machine made rugs. Remember the following when shopping for rugs in order to tell the difference right away between the two.
Flip the rug and check the knots. A handmade rug’s knots are not even. Some knots can be bigger and some are smaller because they are the work of a person. However, the knots of a machine made rug are perfectly even. In addition, when you flip a handmade rug, you can see more of the pattern and design of the rug. The back of a machine made rug shows a clear pattern.
Another way to determine whether it is handmade or machine made rug is to look for fringes.The fringe on a rug is generally made from the warp threads of handmade rugs, but machine made rug is sewn on and is attached as a finishing touch.
The edges of a handmade rug are overcast by hand, but machine made rugs are stitched by machine. If you compare the two yourself, you'll see a completely different look.
If you do not forget those tips, you should be able to buy a handmade rug without any confusion and difficulty. Plus, if you are in San Diego, you would surely want to visit Arman Fine Rugs.
Arman Fine Rugs started this business in Iran in 1950. Since moving to San Diego, we have gained a good reputation for high quality rugs and have been offering it to numerous customers throughout San Diego County. We specialize in all types of Persian rugs, as we have been a direct importer for many years. We offer superior customer service. In fact, Laura Belovich, one of our clients, said "We have known and done business with Arman and Mona for over 15 years. We have found them to be honest and trustworthy in all our many transactions.” You can find other client reviews here. We promise exceptional services to our San Diego customers.
We can handle all of the things when it comes to Persian rugs. We offer cleaning, repair, appraisal and insurance services of rugs. For more information, visit our Facebook, Instagram, and Yelp. If you have any questions, call 858)231-8700 or leave a message here. If you have time, you can also stop by our store! Other serviced locations include: Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Poway, Torrey Pines, Rancho Penasquitos, Mission Hills, Bankers Hill.