WHAT IS A HAND TUFTED RUG?
A hand-tufted rug is characterised by a canvas backing glued on its backside. One cannot see the individual knot on the backside due to the canvas backing.
A hand-tufted carpet starts as a mere canvas laid out on a frame. Skilled artisans with the help of a special tufting tool, ‘hand tufter’ or ‘ tufting gun’ start punching strands of yarn into the canvas tracing a pre-decided design. The yarn strands are brought in and out of the canvas base and a rug pile is built up over time.
Latex glue is used to keep the tufts in place and finally a canvas backing is done to reinforce them. This makes them durable and true to their design.
This process might not be as labour- intensive or time-consuming as that of a hand-knotted carpet, it still is a piece of timeless beauty.
Hand tufted rugs are ideal for today’s modern lifestyle as they are made faster and fit in your budget without giving you heartburn! Also, there are design options in them.
Hand tufted carpets or rugs are ruling the roost these days and this new technique is a perfect marriage between the ancient craft of weaving and latest technology and is the best choice for projects where precision, scale and time are of the essence.
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HOW TO IDENTIFY A HAND TUFTED RUG?
The easiest way of identifying hand tufted rugs is the scrim backing on the backside. A fringe is often seen as it is glued or sewed to finish the carpet.
The second giveaway is the rug thickness. Hand Tufted rugs are typically thicker and knotted rugs normally have a flatter pile.A hand knotted rug is of minimum of 4mm thickness while a hand tufted rug will be thicker and of at least 10 mm thickness due to the additional layer of glue and canvas.
WHY CHOOSE A HAND TUFTED RUG?
Production time of hand-tufted rugs is much less than hand knotted ones, so they cost much less. However, it is by no means of lower quality, these are still handcrafted with a lot of care and attention to detail. They are commonly chosen for beautification of palaces and upmarket interiors all across the globe.
Hand-tufted rugs are durable and age well if looked after – they are most suited to domestic environments. They may not last forever, which gives homemakers a chance to redo their interiors every 8-10 years and keep up with the changing interior designing trends.
We at LUXURIFY HOME, advise that choosing a hand-tufted or hand-knotted rug is a matter of personal choice. The differences between them will help you determine which type is more suitable for you depending upon factors like the design, thickness, production time, cost or durability. Explore our collection of Indian tufted carpets and buy best hand tufted custom rugs in Delhi-NCR now!!