Rugs are considered as pieces of art, made by human talent and power, hand knotted and hand made. They’re very valuable and are often passed on from one generation to another as they travel around the world. Persian rugs and oriental rugs are among the best known rugs in the world, because of their history. This region of the world has been making great rugs for many centuries, setting the standard for quality and beauty.
Rugs are either handmade or power-loomed. Handmade rugs offer excellent durability, they last for a lifetime, sometimes centuries. Because they take human talent and expertise, and they take a long time to be made, they’re generally more expensive. Master weavers spend anywhere between 6 months and 3 years for making a rug depending on the size. They use natural wool and silk that is colored by natural ingredients.
However, the latest technology has helped to integrate old rug design and concept with machine power, and thus rugs are made much faster and cost less. Today, there is less manpower and more machine power manpower in the rug weaving industry, which makes handmade rugs become more valuable over time.
Rugs could come in almost all sizes, but the standard sizes are 2×3, 4×6, 6×9, 8×10, 9×12, and 10×14. They occasionally come in oversize, too.