Handmade Carpets: will They Last?

Erika Chaudhary
5 min readMay 2, 2021

The durability of the handmade carpets

Handmade carpets are unique pieces. Carpets not only act as floor coverings but also are a piece of art. Not everyone is aware of this fact often all we want in our homes is a carpet. Only when you start searching and researching carpets you learn the real difference between machine-made, handmade and their durability.

Once you travel to the Old Silk Road (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan and many other countries on this route) and learn the significance of the handmade carpets it changes your life and the whole concept of it.

The real question is how long does a handmade carpet last? It’s a good question. It is believed the more you use the handmade carpet the prettier and softer it becomes. They are made to last. In the Metropolitan Museum in the US, you’ll find more than 300 years old handmade carpet. Does that put things into perspective?

Some handmade carpets can have a high cost, for instance, that handmade carpet that has been found by someone in one of the countries on the Old Silk Road. If I or you were to invest in a handmade carpet I would love to know how long I will be able to have it in my home.

However, some handmade carpets don’t have to cost an arm and a leg and still have a handmade carpet that lasts a lifetime.

Handmade carpets are known to last a lifetime.

Here are a few details you should know before buying a handmade carpet online or in a store.

From Google


A handmade carpet made from lanolin-rich, moist lustrous healthy wool will withstand the friction of traffic better than a carpet made from dry, brittle dull wool. It’s the same in life healthy person, one would think to have better chances of longer healthy life. Handmade carpet made from luscious, strong, healthy sheep wool will last longer.


The other aspect to consider is the firmness of the handmade carpet and how tightly they are woven. Handmade carpets with high vertical compression and…

Erika Chaudhary

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary