When you are going to buy a hand knotted carpets, the price of it is the very important issue for most of the customers. And how much do hand knotted carpets cost? As a producer, we will consider these factors which will affect the cost of the handmade carpets.
▼ Hand knotted carpet raw materials
Firstly speaking, price of raw materials will influence the price of the hand woven carpet. Silk and wool are the main material for handmade carpet. If the carpet is made from silk, it is definitely much more expensive than the wool material. And now the price of Chinese pure silk is $100,000 for 1000kg. So you can calculate the cost of one piece pure silk carpet. And if you buy a silk hand knotted carpet in a very low price, it must be not silk.
▼ Hand knotted carpet weavers in Yilong factory
Secondly, the pay to weavers is the biggest part of the cost. Many customers think that the material is the most part of the hand knotted carpet cost. But the reality is that the pay to the workers is the most part. Why I said so? Because now this industry is very different than before, it is harder and harder to find weavers and especially for the skilled one. So we have to increase the worker’s salary to keep them in this industry. Besides, fewer and fewer workers would like to knot the high density carpets like more than 300 lines silk carpets, and we will pay much more to them to make a high density carpet. So if there is hand knotted carpet which is more than 300 lines or 400 lines, it must be expensive.
▼ Hand knotted carpet in customer's living room
Thirdly, the design of the carpet also be the cost of the carpet. Because we do OEM, so some designs are from our clients. But we have our own designers and we also buy designs sometimes. Beautiful designs will be more expensive.