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Hand-Knotted vs. Hand-Tufted Rugs: Which Is Which?

Looking for an authentic handmade rug might be a stretch for some, because some fall into the trap of buying something fake. While it may be easy to spot a handmade rug from something made by machine, not many people are aware of the differences. If you are one of the few who can distinguish between machine-made and hand-woven, I'm giving a hat tip to you. Your next level of…

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Handmade vs. Machine-Made Rugs: Spot The Difference

You've probably been in this kind of situation: You enter an antique shop and see an exquisite tapestry. The dealer says it was handmade and brought from the land of Timbuktu (or some exotic location). You pay a hefty price on the tapestry, but discover later that a small tag sewn on the fabric says "Made by machine in Canada". Bummer. Knowing the difference between handmade and machine-made is especially…

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How to Choose a Handmade Moroccan Rug When You’re in Morocco

When holidaying in Marrakesh or Rabat, chances are you will see some beautifully hand crafted rugs and if you’re appreciative of the handmade arts, you may be tempted to buy one or two. These are a big investment as each rug is completely handmade and can take up to two months to make, so it is important to make sure that it is completely genuine and made of quality materials…

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