Throughout the history of hand-woven rug production, rug shearing is a technique performed after weaving to reveal the distinct pattern of the hand-knotted rug, remove yarn fuzz and create an even pile height appearance. Rug shearing can also make minor weaving imperfections less conspicuous.
Other reasons for rug shearing are to give a new rug a more “aged” look or transform a rug with a thick pile rug into a more desirable, thinner rug. Rug shearing may sometimes be employed to even out the appearance of rug wear.
Tip shearing of a rug is a deliberate, meticulous process to restore the original beauty of your hand-knotted rug by “shaving” the tips of the rug face yarn system.