Not all handmade rugs are woven in the same way. The style of weaving determines both the appearance of the finished product, as well as the price (due to the time and labour involved).
|Time to Manufacture||Durability||Price||shedding|
|Hand-Knotted||5-12 months||20+ years||$$$$||Low|
|Hand-Tufted||4-6 months||3-10 years||$$||Medium-High|
|Flat-Weave||3-4 months||20+ years||$$||Low|
|Hand-Loomed||Construction dependent (3-5 months)||3-10 years||$$||Low-Medium|
Individual, often uneven knots are visible on the back of these rugs, mirroring the pattern visible on the front.
These rugs have a canvas backing glued on to hold the knots in place and usually have a cut or cut and loop pile.
With their woven construction, these rugs are flat and don’t have a pile.
Hand-loomed rugs usually have a low to medium pile (other than shags, which have a deep pile) and can have a canvas backing added to them.