Why do Handmade rugs cost more than machine made rugs?
Every aspect of making the rug is by hand. The yarn is hand-spun and hand-dyed. The pattern for each rug is drawn out by hand. The finishing process is also by hand. But the most time consuming is the knotting. If you look on the back of a handmade rug you will see lots of tiny dots. These are knots and each one is tied by hand. If these knots are very small it means there are more knots on the rug than a same size rug with bigger knots. So the rug with smaller knots take longer to make and will cost more.