This is one of the questions you will ask yourself before purchasing a rug and in this post we will try to show you why a handmade rug is the best choice for any home. In the battle of handmade vs machine-made rugs, handmade rugs win the prize for being long-lasting, artistic, sustainable and truly one of a kind, particularly if they were woven in a nomadic or rural setting.
Are handmade rugs worth the extra expense?


While they can be more expensive, their durability and timeless appeal can make them a worthwhile investment, and cheaper in the long term.


Machine made rugs are produced much quicker and at a lower cost than their hand-knotted counterparts, and they are typically made from synthetic materials like polypropylene, nylon, or polyester. Would you want to breathe in these materials in your home? Handmade rugs typically last significantly longer than machine-made rugs due to their superior craftsmanship and materials. A well-maintained handmade rug can last anywhere from 20 years to well over a century.

And let´s not forget their artistic nature…



Hand-made rugs aren’t just floor coverings; they’re storytellers that bring history, uniqueness, and identity to your space. They can add a touch of luxury and personality to your space, turning your house into a home.


Vintage and antique rugs are incredibly hard wearing, each knot is tied by hand, and made to withstand the test of time and the hardest traffic. They’re crafted with high-quality wool and techniques that ensure durability, so you can enjoy their company for years to come.


Hand-made rugs are easy to take care of and don´t get dirty as easily as their machine made counterparts. Do you know why sheep don´t have polyester fleeces? Because natural wool is one of the best thermal insulators! So the rug´s woolen pile or weave keeps your home cozy in winter and cool in summer. They also absorb sound, turning your home into a temple of peace and serenity.


And let’s not forget their eco-friendly nature – reusing and preserving these treasures contributes to a sustainable lifestyle. But, the  main reason why everyone should own a handmade vintage or antique rug at home is…


They are unique in a globalized world of sameness! Your room will be like no other, with a woven poem carried through generations, with each pattern portraying the motifs that characterized the tribe or village, but also the hopes and life of the weaver. Whether it is a Turkish village production, a tribal Persian kilim, an Afghan heirloom or a Iraqi runner, each piece has unique personality.

Enjoy the timeless allure of the handmade rugs


And to prove how well these rugs and kilims kept over time, have a look at our web page and discover many rugs over 100 years old!