Many people desire to have an authentic carpet in their space, be it their homes or offices. This is quite understandable as authentic carpets are the very best there is in the carpet world offering tasteful aesthetics, great functionality, and diversity. Authentic Persian carpets Dubai, in particular, are the envy of many associated with individuals of a higher social class with an appreciation of finer things in life. In a world filled with dupes for almost everything, authentic carpets have faced their fair share of competitors offering lower quality look-alikes. However, the main qualities of authentic carpets stand out and it is possible to tell a real apart from a fake one. For beginners, there are some pointers that can guide them in identifying authentic carpets that are unique to this kind of carpet only.
The term authentic carpet literally refers to their uniqueness as they are not your everyday pieces. Authentic carpets are carefully crafted and usually come in very few pieces. This is the first identifier of an authentic carpet as usually, you will find them as single unique pieces or a few similar ones if woven by a machine since they follow a similar pattern. There are many fake carpets selling as authentic carpets and the first red flag to note is if the carpet has multiple pieces.
Good Stitch Work
It does not take an expert to distinguish a well-stitched carpet or rug from another that is not stitched to perfection. Authentic carpets are made with attention to detail with not one misplaced stitch. When evaluating a well-stitched rug, the trick is to pay more attention to the side at the bottom, the one that sits on the floor. The finishing tells it all as there are no loose ends, strings, or irregularity in the pattern of the rug. All the stitches are firm and it is impossible to tell where the stitches began and where they ended.
Change in Color
Authentic carpets are affected by color change with time. This is not the same as fading which causes colors to wash off. The color change is seen as lines that form on the rug, usually due to dyes used to treat the wool while weaving. As wool ages it is also prone to some color change due to exposure to moisture, sunlight, and the conditions it is exposed to during washing. The change is not significant in a way that it will destroy the carpet or change its appearance significantly.
The price of a rug helps distinguish different types of rugs. Cost is not a physical or tangible quality of a rug, but it is important to highlight that authentic carpets are not cheap. The highest quality of an authentic carpet or rug is handwoven and this takes time, skill, and techniques mastered over years of practice increasing the value of the carpet significantly. If someone offers to sell an authentic rug for cheap, it calls for a thorough assessment of the rug for its authenticity as these rugs are of high value and not easy to come by at low costs.
Authentic carpets are woven and dyed or tinted using natural pigments as opposed to synthetic dyes. Natural dyes are obtained from plant extracts and the shades of colors from these pigments differ in appearance from synthetic ones. Authentic carpet colors have an inclination to more earthy tones and colors easy to find on flowers and other parts of a plant. These colors are also mostly concentrated on the topmost fibers, with the root of the fibers not so rich in color. Any carpet that is overly colorful with colors that run deep to the base of the stitching is likely not to be authentic.