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How to Identify Hand Knotted Rugs or Carpet?

If you’re trying to identify whether a rug or carpet is hand-knotted, there are a few things to look for. One of the easiest ways to identify a hand-knotted rug is to check the back of the rug. Hand-knotted rugs have knots visible on the back, so you can see the overall pattern, individual colors, and knots. Additionally, the weaving of a hand-knotted rug and the knots used to anchor it will not be perfectly even, creating a unique and handmade look. Another way to identify a hand-knotted rug is by its fringe. The fringe on a hand-knotted rug is an extension of the foundation, rather than a separate element with its own design or purpose. By knowing how to identify hand-knotted rugs, you can make informed decisions when shopping for rugs or carpets for your home.