What’s the difference between a high-quality hand made Persian rug and a mass-production knock-off? Is it worth it to pay for the “real deal” or should you get a substitute from an online vendor?
There are several types of handmade rugs, but handmade Persian rugs can take months or years to complete. The materials consist of fine wools and silk and must be hand knotted to produce intricate designs. High-quality Persian rugs will last for decades, and can be passed down from one generation to the next. The mass-manufactured knock-offs dont usually last long; they do not have high-quality fabric and are often made of polypropylene and synthetic materials.
In 2013, an authentic Persian rug was sold at Sotheby’s acution for $33.7 million dollars! In a world of mass-manufacturing, hand knotted silk and wool rugs are considered a true art, and these rugs are becoming a rarity in homes. You won’t find hard-plastic backing on the real deal…just intricate design and detail, each side is a mirror image of the other.
In a world filled with synthetics and unnatural chemicals, it’s refreshing to step into a room with an authentic Persian rug. Guests are sure to complement your choice of decor when you invest in a piece of art for your floor.