Why our Afghan rugs superior to regular rug

Rugs and Carpets

Handmade carpets are available in several sizes, material and color combinations. There are thousands of varieties available in market. You can find a rug from $10-$10000. The prices of rugs depend on several factors like design, colors, weaving time period, manufacturing technique etc. Regular carpets are made in synthetic material using chemical dye which is harmful for a kid and pets. These are available in cheaper price range. Some of handmade carpets are also available at cheaper price range like a shaggy rug, chindi dhurries etc. because these are made using recycling material. If you want to buy a cheaper rug then you can also shop jute or hemp rug. If we talk about Afghan carpet then we can say that every carpet contains a mystery behind the design of carpet. Introduce the comfort and happiness of a home by decorating with a middle-century rug scheme which is called tribal rug and Afghan carpet is a part of tribal rugs. The deep tones of these rugs will help add a cozy and warm feel to near spaces when it placed once. Afghan handmade carpets are available in various sizes so you can take and place it according to your requirements. It could be used as either an area rug, under a coffee table in a small living room, or in a large living room as a floor carpet. These carpets are not used only for the flooring purpose; you can also afghan carpets for wall hanging. We have a huge collection of Afghan carpet in many designs. Now find the reasons why our afghan rugs are better than regular rugs-

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  • Made in natural material: A regular rug is quickly made with synthetic materials (such as polypropylene, nylon, acrylic and artificial silk). An Afghan carpet is woven in a natural material like pure New Zealand wool and cotton. A regular carpet yarn is dyed using chemical dyeing process which is not safe for a baby and pet. It may cause skin cancer. An Afghan carpet is woven in wool and it is dyed using vegetable dye (Natural Dye) which is not harmful to a kid and pet. They can safely play on it.

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  • “One of a kind design”: Afghan carpet contains a traditional design pattern which is originated many years ago from Persia, Afghanistan etc. Each Afghan rugs contains “One of a kind” design pattern but you can find regular carpet thousand pieces in same design and color matching.

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  • Cost: Afghan carpet takes more time to make than a regular carpet and the raw material of a hand-knotted afghan rug is also more expensive than a regular carpet. An Afghan carpet takes many months to weave and contains very intricate design pattern. That’s why it is expensive.

  • Durability: An Afghan rug is a highly durable rug than a regular rug because it is totally made by hand. You can use a hand-knotted afghan carpet approx. 20 years. If you want to buy a handmade rug for life-long then you can take a hand-knotted
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Tips and Guide : 5 Popular Myths and Facts about Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and Carpets

According to a famous adage, “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” But Yak Carpet is of the opinion that, “Beauty lies in the hands and eyes of the weavers.” Weaving a good quality rug is certainly not like buying vegetables from a grocery store. It is a complicated process and requires thorough knowledge and skilled craftsmanship to make a perfect rug. With the influx of too much information available via different sources, a lot of people have various notions about rugs and carpets. We have listed a few points that shall bust these popular myths about rugs and carpets:

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Weaving Process of a Rug

 

Myth 1: A machine made rug is more durable than a handmade rug

Fact 1: A handmade rug, which is woven by skilled weavers, is much, more durable than a machine made rug.

Myth 2: Buying a silk rug, means I’m getting a pure silk rug.

Fact 2: A silk rug can either mean a pure or artificial type of rug. It is best to perform the “burning test” in order to detect if the rug you are investing is a pure silk or artificial/synthetic rug.

Myth 3: Cleaning of rugs should only be given for washing to dry cleaners?

Fact 3: It is highly recommended to not give your rugs for cleaning to dry cleaners who might use chemicals that are only meant for cleaning of garments and in turn can spoil your precious rug. It is best to give your rugs for cleaning only to rug specialists who are masters in their field for best results.

Knotting Process of a Rug

Knotting Process of a Rug

 

Myth 4: For a modern décor, only a contemporary design rug will be best suited

Fact 4: That’s completely false. In contrast to the popular belief, a traditional design rug would also be best suited for a modern type of décor. Such rugs are inspired by Persian motifs and provide an extremely sophisticated look to the space. Hence, whether the interiors of the space are modern or traditional, a Persian design rug would certainly be best fit for the area.

Myth 5: The value of a good quality rug decreases with time

Fact 5: The fact is just the opposite. If a rug is made with great quality material, be it silk or wool and has great color combinations, unique design pattern etc. it would certainly appreciate with time. As time elapses, a good quality rug ages like fine wine. Moreover, considering how laborious the rug weaving industry is, there is more demand than supply which makes your special rug go up in value.

Hence, as a discerning buyer,  it would be wise to follow this quick guide prior to investing in a good quality handmade rug or carpet.