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How a Hand-Knotted Rug is Created

By: Ellen Gross

Hand-knotted rugs are the ultimate in handmade carpets. Prized for their beauty, craftsmanship, and durability, a hand-knotted rug is among the most luxurious of possessions. It takes a highly skilled weaver to create these handmade rugs that are truly one-of-a-kind works of art, because every knot is tied individually. The number of knots per square inch can start at 40 knots and go up as high as 2000 knots. A good rug will have about 160 knots per square inch, a 400 knots-per-square-inch rug is remarkable, and 1000 knots and up are exceedingly rare and expensive.
How to Buy a Quality Kilim Rug

By: Ellen Gross

Kilim rugs are flat-woven rugs with stunning geometric designs that were traditionally made in Turkey and Persia. The recorded history of kilims dates as far back as the 13th century when Marco Polo, the famed Venetian explorer, wrote about their great beauty, however the first looms were likely created around 10,000 B.C. or earlier. Artisans have passed down the tradition of weaving kilim rugs for hundreds of generations, and collectors have long prized these rugs for both their beauty and durability.
How to Buy a Fine Handmade Rug

By: Ellen Gross

So you've dreamed of owning a fine, handmade rug for years, maybe decades, and now you finally have the resources to make the investment. How do you make sure that you get the top value for your handmade rug, and avoid getting swindled? It can be a tricky business, but forewarned is forearmed. Read these excellent tips for buying a handmade rug before you venture into showrooms to make your dream purchase.

Contemporary or Traditional: What's Your Rug Style?

By: The Rug Warehouse

When establishing a design for a room or a home, most interior designers will begin with discovering the style that you prefer. And because a rug is a key focal point for any room, choosing a rug can be as much of a starting point as selecting other large furnishings.