The hooked rug is made by hand and is most often made in China. These rugs do not have a pile. Instead small bumps or knots appear on the surface and has the look of needlepoint. Hooked rugs also have a latex backing because they do not have knots to hold the weave in place. Petite point is a more time consuming and detailed version of hooking, making it look like fine embroidery, which puts them in a higher price category. Fine petite-point hooked rugs are made with very small needles to enhance the yarn colors and delicate patterns.