Loom Rugs

Loom Rugs

What are loom rugs? It can be said that all handmade rugs are made on a loom. Loom rugs are made by tying warp lines vertically on a wooden loom. The weaver then uses wool or in some cases silk, to weave according to a predetermined pattern. Loom rugs are sought after for their durability and provide for a great selection of patterns and colours each with its own personality. Are Beni Ourain Rugs considered loom rugs? Yes all genuine Beni Ourain Rugs are handmade on a loom. If you turn over the back of a genuine Beni Ourain rug you will see evidence of a loom rug. The knots on the back of the rug identifies it as handmade. By making loom rugs, weavers are able to give their rugs great structure ensuring they sit completely flat on the floor. Are machine made rugs considered loom rugs? While some machine made rugs are made on broad looms, these are not considered loom rugs. Only genuine handmade rugs made from natural fibers can truly be loom rugs