What Is a Handtufted Rug?
A handtufted carpet is made partially by hand and partially by a mechanized tool. This type of carpet is made of wool. A handtufted carpet is made by punching strands of wool into a canvas that is stretched on a frame with the help of a hand-operated tool. This process is not very time-intensive and does not require the same level of skill that hand-knotting does. After piling with wool, the carpet is removed from the frame. A handtufted carpet will have some sort of a backing to hold the tufts in place. Often a scrim fabric is glued to the back. To complete the carpet, a fringe is added by either sewing or gluing it on.
Why Choose Handtufted Carpet?
The handtufted carpet are those created without tying any knot. Preferably, a tufting gun pins strands of fiber into a frame of cotton cloth. Unlike a hand-knotted area rug, handtufted take less time to produce, hence significantly reducing the production cost. As a consequence, tufted carpets and runners are quite affordable.