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Hand Made Rugs: The Timeless, Luxurious, and Unique Option for Your Home

Hand made rugs are a timeless and luxurious addition to any home. Harb’s Rugs in Knoxville, TN, offers a wide variety of hand made rugs in a variety of styles and colors.

Benefits of hand made area rugs:

  • Timelessness: Hand made rugs are timeless pieces of art that will last for generations. They are made with the utmost care and attention to detail, and they will only increase in value over time.
  • Luxury: Hand made rugs are made from the finest materials, such as silk, wool, and cashmere. They are soft, luxurious, and will add a touch of elegance to any room.
  • Uniqueness: No two hand made rugs are exactly alike. Each rug is a unique work of art, created by the hands of a skilled artisan. This makes them a truly special addition to any home.

If you are looking for a timeless, luxurious, and unique area rug, then you should consider a hand made rug from Harb’s Rugs in Knoxville, TN.


Learn How Hand Made Rugs Are Created

Hand-made rugs are made by skilled artisans who tie knots in the pile of the rug to create the desired pattern. The process is labor-intensive and can take months or even years to complete a single rug.

The first step in making a hand-made rug is to select the materials. The most common materials used for hand-made rugs are wool, silk, and cotton. The type of material used will depend on the desired look and feel of the rug.

Once the materials have been selected, the next step is to prepare the warp. The warp is the foundation of the rug and is made up of long strands of yarn that are stretched on a loom. The warp is then tied to the loom so that it cannot move.

The next step is to begin tying the knots. The knots are tied by hand, one by one, and are the most time-consuming part of the process. The type of knot that is used will depend on the desired pattern of the rug.

Once the knots have been tied, the rug is finished by cutting the pile and adding a backing. The backing helps to keep the rug in place and prevents it from fraying.

The making of a hand-made rug is a complex and time-consuming process, but the result is a beautiful and unique piece of art that will last for generations.

Here are some of the different types of knots that are used in hand-made rugs:

  • Senneh knot: This is the most common type of knot used in hand-made rugs. It is a simple knot that is easy to tie and produces a tight, durable rug.
  • Ghiordes knot: This is a more complex knot that produces a thicker, softer rug. It is also more time-consuming to tie than the Senneh knot.
  • Turkish knot: This is a variation of the Ghiordes knot that is used in Turkish rugs. It produces a rug with a more open weave and a flatter pile.

The number of knots per square inch (knot count) is used to measure the quality of a hand-made rug. The higher the knot count, the denser the rug will be and the more intricate the pattern will be.

Hand-made rugs are a valuable and beautiful addition to any home. They are a unique and personal piece of art that will last for generations.


Come in and visit our showroom to view the many styles we have available from our many manufacturers. You can also view the various rug styles by visiting the websites of our manufacturers. Choose a showroom above to view the manufacturers for that area. If you see a style that interests you, please give us a call at (865) 525-5166, email us at info@harbsrugs.com or fill out our Contact Request Form.

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Modern, Contemporary Hand Made Rugs

Harb’s offers new designs that cater to today’s tastes yet have enduring appeal. Just arrived, Knoxville’s largest selection of Tibetan rugs; all affordably priced. A Tibetan rug is a true work of art. Each step of production is done with the care and touch of a human hand, and woven from nature’s finest materials.

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Traditional, Oriental Rugs

Harb’s brings rugs made from around the world to your home. Watch the video below to see how each of our rugs is expertly crafted just for you.

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