Dream Weavers: What Makes a Rug One of a Kind

What sets a truly unique rug apart from your everyday flatweave? The intricate process of hand-knotted construction. Here’s how to tell if it’s one of a kind:

One-of-a-Kind Rugs

Labor-Intensive: For a skilled weaver to complete a 9′ x 12′ piece, it may take more than one year to tie every individual knot.

Natural Materials: Wool, silk, and cotton are the main textiles used. If a rug price looks too good to be true, it’s likely woven with synthetics.

Durability: On high-traffic floors, hand-knotted rugs will not begin to show wear for about two decades.

Our Art Underfoot: One-of-a-Kind Rugs Boutique opens Friday, May 16, at 11AM ET.

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May 16, 2014