Hand–woven is a generic term that covers all of the terms and can be a misleading as each term is distinctly
different in manufacture, quality, and price. Hand–hooked rugs have yarn which has been looped and attached to a grid.
A layer of glue and sometimes canvas is placed on the back to hold everything in place. Hand–hooked is similar except
the tips of the loops are cut and shaved to a flat, even surface. The disadvantage of these two styles is that the glue can
begin to stink, they can unravel, and they have little to no resale value. Hand–knotted rugs use no glue and are made
by tightly knotting yarn by hand to a grid. These are the highest quality and can sometimes last over 100 years. They are
usually very expensive as they take much longer to make.