3. Why do tribal rugs sometimes have imperfections?

In tribal rugs, most imperfections are due to the fact that it is much harder for tribal weavers to operate a loom than it is for city weavers. The looms used by tribal people are usually basic horizontal looms placed on the floor, which makes it more difficult to weave a perfectly symmetrical rug. Nomadic weavers migrate according to the seasons, so rug imperfections may also be caused by the constant dismantling and reassembly of their looms. Furthermore, in some pieces, irregularities are a deliberate expression of the weaver’s creative autonomy. Many rug enthusiasts actually enjoy the imperfections that are typical in tribal rugs.