There seems to be some confusion regarding hand made rugs; what's the difference between hand knotted and
hand tufted? For hand knotted rugs the warp is first woven, and then wool (or silk) pile threads are knotted onto
the vertical warp threads.
The price of the rug depends on the number of knots due to the time taken.
For hand tufted rugs the wool is fired into a backing fabric by means of a hand held gun. When the design is
complete, another cloth is glued to the back of the rug, which secures the wool and hides the ends. This process
is much quicker. This is of course reflected in the price. However there is no real value in such a rug.