Rug Buyers Guide – Value Breakdown
Cost factors include:
It takes a weaver longer to hand tie 40,000 knots per square foot than 7,000 knots per square foot. Simply put, the more knots in the rug, the more labor.
Intricacy of design
A simple, elegant Bokhara may have no more than five colors while a floral pattern can have as many as thirty. A complicated design with many colors requires more time and an experienced weaver.
Imported oriental rugs are subject to international economic and political conditions that cause the cost of labor and exchange rates to rise and fall.
There is no such thing as bad wool, but there is such a thing as better wool. How to tell? Length of fiber, springiness and luster. Better wool costs more.
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