Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Caring for Mass Produced Handmade Rugs


Many popular stores today sell hand knotted rugs that are mass produced.  Photographed above is one such rug sold by a popular chain store with locations throughout the US.  Although these rugs are hand knotted, we have found that often the materials used to make the rugs are generally less durable and of lower quality than those used for traditional hand knotted rugs that are made by individual weavers.  Because of this, we have found that we need to be extra careful when caring for these mass produced rugs as colors are generally not stable and dyes often run.  Also, fibers generally are not as durable so cleaning must be very gentle.  This is surprising given that these rugs can sometimes be more expensive to buy than traditional hand knotted rugs that are not made through mass produced means.  --

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