Buying the perfect rug can be an overwhelming process with seemingly a myriad of “cheap” options available.  Before you race out and purchase the most affordable rug you can find there are a few important things you should know. Why should you buy a quality handmade rug instead of a cheap or mass produced machine made rug? The reasons are endless but here are a few good ones:


Handmade rugs are more durable & last a lifetime!

When you purchase hand-knotted or hand-woven rugs, you are purchasing something that was made entirely by hand on a traditional loom. Before the rug even gets to the loom there is a lot of work involved to prepare the materials including hand-spinning of the yarn and dyeing of the wool.  It should be no surprise that wool, one of the most popular handmade rug choices available, is also the most durable option.  Wool is a natural & renewable fiber that lasts infinitely longer than synthetic fibers.  Wool can stand up to traffic, naturally repels liquids and is super comfy on your feet.  Handmade rugs are made with love and are made to last.  Buy better once instead of cheaply twice!



Handmade rugs are good for the environment.

Most hand knotted area rugs are made with eco-friendly and renewable materials and are most often dyed with vegetable based colours. Wool, cotton and silk fibers have been used in rugs for centuries and are known for their longevity and biodegradability.  Vintage rugs are currently trending in the interior design world and have been all over our Pinterest and Instagram feeds.  They are the perfect way to Reuse, Renew & Recycle.  Buying a genuine vintage carpet handmade from natural & renewable materials is without a doubt the most eco-friendly choice possible!

Handmade rugs from Rugs Oriental in George Town, Cayman Islands


Handmade rugs tell stories.

Traditional oriental style rugs feature designs that are a continuation of motifs & storylines passed down through generations of weavers.  Every rug has a story and knowing your rugs history & origin has financial implications.  Rugs Oriental is happy to offer a certificate of authenticity with the sale of every rug for valuation and insurance purposes.  Your home should reflect your own unique style and there is no better way to achieve that than with a fine quality handmade rug that speaks to you.


Rugs Oriental’s professional sales staff will be more than happy to help you select from a wide variety of styles and colors to suit any budget without compromising on quality. Call 943 7847 or email rugsoriental@candw.ky for further details...