kbos wrote:Haha, I think hand carved means that each different design on the rug and different colors within each design are carved out/separated from the other main part of the rug. If you look at closeup images of their rugs you can see that.
Even with that said, I also don't see this as a screaming deal, its just a rug....not wool, not overly sized, not some awesome name brand. Or maybe I just am not in the know with rugs. The design is nice, but I still don't think I'd pay this much for a kid's rug unless this was a theme I was going for and couldn't find anything else cheaper.
Okay, a couple of bits (neither of which are going to debate whether or not TT should've deleted the original query):
1. The rug is hand-tufted.
2. The rug is hand-carved.
Regardless of whether the tufting and carving was performed by Chinese factory workers paid a pittance or skilled artisans paid a fortune, hand-tufting and hand-carving does produce a nicer feel and variation in density and pile than machine-woven rugs offer.
No, this isn't wool (it would be much more expensive if it were). No, it's not an extraordinary piece of art. It is, however, quite likely to be a decent-quality, attractive rug that may well be worth the price for which it's offered here.
If you click this, you can see that this is a bit nicer than a basic machined rug. I think that for me, the problem is that it's a kids' rug. While I might consider a rug at this size and price for an area trafficked mostly by adults, I don't know that I'd put this in a kid's room unless I had money to burn. Or the kid was old enough to not mess up the rug, in which case, I hope s/he would be past robot or animal décor.