It is truly astounding how much time and labor goes into the making of an Oriental rug.
A rug of merely good quality can often take a team of two weavers nine months or more to complete. A great Persian silk can take several years. Yet it is this that makes each Oriental rug a timeless investment, an inimitable work intended to be passed on from one generation to another, giving increased pleasure with every passing year. But, you may ask, why does it take so long to create a simple rug?
To begin with, every genuine Oriental rug (the only kind carried by Azhar’s), is made entirely by hand of all natural fibers on a traditional wooden loom. The raw material, whether wool or silk, goes through an elaborate process before it is ready for weaving.