So You Want that Hand-Knotted Rug…

As a new designer in the field, I am exposed to a lot of things people don't see in magazines. Most people see a picture perfect shot in Elle Decor or Architectural Digest, but they have no idea what goes on behind the curtains. The same can be said for hand-knotted rugs. People are instantly in awe by a beautiful rug but are extremely shocked by the price of hand-knotted rugs. Most fail to realize the intense labor that goes into a beautiful woven rug. So the question is— is it worth investing in a hand-knotted rug? Absolutely! I would prefer to spend money on a handmade woven rug than a manufactured rug, which is almost the same price point as a hand-knotted rug.  (more…)