Frequently Asked Questions


Hand-made rugs have the special personal touch of the artisans’ hands & have their own specific beauty. There are a number of things that a buyer doesn’t know about these rugs & hence is always confused regarding the details of hand-made rugs. To clarify all doubts we present a list of most frequently asked questions on hand made rugs along with the answers.

When there comes a change in colour in rug's field or border, it is called as ‘Abrash’. The smooth color change slowly extends through the rug, from left to right, due to differences in wool or dye batches. The beauty of abrash is that it is well appreciated by carpet lovers as a testament of handwork rather than being seen as a flaw.

The surface yarn of a rug is called as rug pile. It is this part of the which makes up the rug’s face. The measurement of a rug pile brings to fore the thickness of your new rug.

This is a sheer misnomer that Oriental rugs are quite expensive. If you are keen on cutting on your budget, consider selecting newer pieces and look in for rug depending on factors such as raw material and labour costs.

Yes, we have been providing customised carpets and have been accepting designs which comes right from the heart of our customers. The design brief is then passed to our teams who narrate artisans to produce a rug which is officially yours with your official design story.

No not at all! In this case, you can opt for a handkotted rug which can have high traffic but it can last for years. Also they are easy to be cleaned and maintained. Also these rugs are quite durable hence having pets and kids doesn’t come as a hindrance to buy a rug.

Our carpets are made using natural dyes and natural fibres including wool, silk and cotton, which never trigger allergies. However, if you have any kind of sensitivity, you can do away with your concerns by regular vacuuming or brushing of carpets.

Basically, the common items including tables, chairs and couches can be placed on carpets. However, they need to be shifted front and back at frequent intervals to prevent the crushing of carpet’s pile. Avoid keeping plants or pots on carpets.

A rug pad provides additional cushion, protecting the flooring beneath the rug from wear. They also give your rug an additional traction which prevents its slipping and makes the rug safer and last longer.

A professional cleaning once in 2-5 years will keep your rug look pristine and fresh. However, for routine cleaning tips, consult a professional expert.

The average age of a rug depends on its construction, lifestyle, and materials from which it’s being made.

Firstly, clean your rug, then roll it properly and wrap it further in heavy-duty plastic by adding a few moth balls. You can then seal it with a tape and keep it at a safe place.

Printed rugs come with a combination of many colored dyes, which are being set with steam and heat. They are pocket friendly and flexible as can be easily changed going with room’s decor.

Flat weave rugs are made on a loom using wool or cotton with an easy process which his not labor-intensive. They are typically made from wool or cotton. The looped construction helps in making a flat and thin pile. It comes in reversible form which makes it a versatile piece to be used with any design

Tufted rugs, coming in soft and plush, form are produced by hand or by using a tufting gun. They are easier to produce as compared to woven rugs. Tufted rugs have Fibers being pulled via loop backing with a nonslip rubber applied on its backing to lock its tufts.

One look at the back side of a rug is good enough to tell whether the rug is hand-made or machine-made. The warp & weft threads of a machine made carpet create a uniform grid like pattern on the reverse of the rug whereas in case of hand-made rugs the warp & weft thread create varied & non-uniform patterns. In hand made rugs the fringes are generally an extension of the warp threads whereas in machine made rugs the fringes are sewn on to the rug.

The natural fibres like Wool, Silk, cotton & Jute are anytime a better choice over Art silk, nylon, polypropylene etc. for making rugs especially for homes. The natural fibres are more resilient to dust & allergens as compared to their synthetic counterparts. The natural fibres are free from any harmful chemicals which may eventually cause health hazard for the owners

There’s a stark difference between Oriental & Persian rugs. The first one being their country of Origin (which is quite evident in the name itself) & secondly the type of knot used to create these rugs. The Oriental rugs are created by tying the symmetrical or Ghiordes or Turkish knot which is a single secure knot whereas the Persian rugs are created by tying the Senneh or Persian knots, which enable the weaver to create a more precise & fine detailing in design.

The major percent of a hand knotted rug’s price is because of the time & labour spent in creating it. These rugs are created by tying millions of knots one over the other to create spectacular designs. It takes almost a year of an artisan’s life to create a simple medium sized hand knotted rug. The time & labour increases proportionally with the increasing size & intricacy of design. A machine made rug with the same material & design can be created in a matter of hours & at a much cheaper price, which means while buying a hand knotted rug it isn’t just the design & material that you pay for but also the priceless time, labour & the invaluable art of our weavers.

Yes Hand-made rugs can be customised as per the customer’s preference & can be created in bespoke designs too.

The answer to it is a big Yes. A rug pad increases your rug’s life & also provides a safe & secure anchorage to the floor rugs.

A number of factors are involved in determining the value of a rug, the major being Knot count: The value of the rug is directly proportional to the KPSI (knots per square inch) Intricacy of design: The more intricate the design, the higher is the rug’s value Material used: Silk is the most expensive material used for making rugs & thus silk carpets are the costliest. Age of the carpet: The more Antique a rug is, the more costly it becomes because of its rarity & high market demand.

A medium sized rug of 5’X8’ dimensions may take around a year’s time to complete.

The old rugs are newer as compared to the antique rugs whereas semi-antique rugs are between old & antique rugs. Old rugs are generally lesser than 50 yrs of age, semi-antique is between 50-80 yrs of age & antique rugs are more than 80 yrs of age.

One look at the back side of a rug is good enough to tell whether the rug is hand-made or machine-made. The warp & weft threads of a machine made carpet create a uniform grid like pattern on the reverse of the rug whereas in case of hand-made rugs the warp & weft thread create varied & non-uniform patterns. In hand made rugs the fringes are generally an extension of the warp threads whereas in machine made rugs the fringes are sewn on to the rug.

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