4 secrets to distinguish a hand-made carpet from a machine-made carpet!
One of the most common questions rugs in general ask is, “How can I tell the difference between a machine-made rug and a hand-made rug?”
Expert people can tell whether a carpet is hand-made or machine-made at a glance, but considering that there are many types of hand-made machine-made carpets in the market today, it may be difficult for some ordinary people who do not have a clue about carpets to distinguish between hand-made and machine-made carpets. It is a difficult task.
1- Look behind the machine-made and hand-made carpet!
One of the best ways to tell the difference between a machine-made rug and a hand-made rug is to look at the back of the rug. In a hand-made carpet, the knots are slightly uneven and not perfectly uniform; Some nodes may be larger and others may be smaller.
behind of hand made carpet
behind of machine made carpet
Of course, it is not surprising, because this is a completely manual process and the weavers put each knot in the foundation of the carpet by hand, and this leads to the unevenness and non-uniformity of the knots; On the other hand, because the machine carpet is made by fully automatic machines, usually the back of these carpets is smooth and uniform.
2- Look at the fringing of hand-made and machine-made carpets
Another way to determine whether a rug is hand-made or machine-made is to look at the rug’s fringing. As you can see in the photo, the fringing in the machine carpet are sewn to it and are not actually part of the carpet; But the fringing in the hand-made carpet are along the foundation of the carpet, which generally consists of threads and is a part of the carpet itself.
fringing of hand made carpet
fringing of machine made carpet
3- Look at the edge or side of the carpet
In fact, the edge of the carpet in hand-made carpets are weft threads that are wrapped around the outer edge of the carpet and hold each other. Usually, the edge or pattern of the carpet is also used to identify the origin or origin of the carpet, because the weavers of each region have different methods and styles to finish the edges of the carpet.
edge of hand made carpet
edge of machine made carpet
In a hand-made carpet, the edges are stitched by hand, so they may not be completely straight and a bit uneven, but in a machine-made carpet, the edges are embroidered by a machine, and they are usually uniform and smooth.
4- Pay attention to the size and pattern of the carpet
The shape and size of the machine carpet, as well as its pattern, are generally very accurate, and its design is usually reflected from one side to the other, and there is rarely a contradiction in the design of the machine carpet.
pattern of hand made carpet
pattern of machine made carpet
But on the other hand, it is possible that there is no exact symmetry in the hand-made carpet, it is even possible that the hand-made carpet weaver has made the carpet without using a design and based on her memory.