A hand tufted rug is manufactured utilizing a tufting gun with needles mounted in the front. The production process is conducted by operating the machine by hands. The tufted gun employed to create artistic floor pieces shoots soft and lustrous yarns into base. The rug is produced on a frame which is laced up with a cotton foundation with the imprint of the design on it. Due to the set mechanism the yarn is shot and pulled back on the surface. This specially designed machine is loaded with all the required equipments; it creates the loop and also makes a cut, as per the demand of the design.
Once the tufts are done, the floor covering is then backed with latex covering to ensure endurance. In hand-knotted rugs the criterion is the knots per square inch whereas in hand-tufted rugs it is the weight of the rug. More the weight means more labor involved leading to enhanced durability and superior finish.
Hand-tufted rugs are the preferred choice of millions of homes, especially of the present avant-garde generation primarily due to the inherent characteristics of fabulous, trendy designs in à la mode, colors and at nearly one third the cost of the hand-knotted rugs.
Hand-tufted rugs are hugely popular today and rightly so! These rugs are easy to produce, can be customized as per your requirements in your preferred Hot pinks or Imperial blues (or in any other shade in the world!); in any motif you desire and are still very inexpensive.
Hand-knotted rugs are an intense labor of love whereby each tuft in a rug is created by literally tying a knot around a warp thread. This ancient and time-honored technique of weaving is extremely intricate, time-consuming, and demands ability that most weavers can only achieve after years of extensive training. Larger rugs often employ as many as a dozen skilled artisans working on a single rug at the same time. This process may take as few as three months and as long as two years to yield a single rug, of course depending on the size, quality, design and other parameters.
One of the most important and determining factors in the quality of hand-knotted rugs that affects the durability and price is the knots (or stitches) per square inch of any given rug. The durability of the rug increases manifold corresponding with the increase in the density of the knots per square inch in the rug, as it is an established fact that more the number of knots per square inch adds more life to the rug that in turn gives luster, shine and intricate design to the overall pattern or the motif of the rug.
And if you prefer the amalgamation of the nouveau styles, uber chic colors and new age fibers with the classic and timeless elegance of fine strands of yarns involved in a magical mix of warp and weft, then a hand-knotted rug is just perfect for you.
You can choose an abstract, Ciele design and request a commissioning of a hand-knotted rug in your preferred colors and let the mystique weave its charm. Though a hand-knotted rug takes more time to be made compared with a hand-tufted one but if you aspire for a rug that inspires a legacy then it has to be a knotted rug.