Do you have a hand-tufted rug? Did you notice that there was white powder under it? The white powder under your rug is latex, and its powdery mess is a common occurrence with hand-tufted rugs. Hand-tufted rugs are constructed from different parts that are "glued" together. There is a canvas with the design mapped out that the wool strands are inserted into using a tufting gun. This is a quick and cheap way of making a plush rug with amazing colours and endless design possibilities. The industry still calls it and sells it as "handmade", but it's a far cry from the hand-knotted rugs, which are really constructed by tying each individual knot by hand. Once the design is complete, they coat the canvas with latex and attach a cotton backing to the rug. The problem with hand-tufted rugs is, that they don't last for a long time. While hand-knotted wool rugs can withstand the passing of years, latex can't. Sooner or later it will start breaking down and
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