For centuries, artisans have been crafting exquisite handmade rugs using a time-honored process that has remained virtually unchanged to this day. Passed down from generation to generation, this meticulous technique is a true testament to the skill and dedication of draftsmen, dyers, and weavers alike. It is the traditional methods employed in this process that imbue our rugs with unparalleled durability and breathtaking beauty. Every rug, whether it be abstract, modern, floral, or conventional, is crafted with painstaking attention to detail, resulting in a masterpiece that is as captivating to behold as it is to create.

Design Conception

The creation of exquisite rugs commences with the inception of exceptional designs. Whether it be a contemporary and abstract masterpiece or a globally-inspired Suzani, each rug is meticulously handcrafted onto a grandiose graph paper. Once these blueprints have been meticulously crafted, the transfer of the design through the ancient Taalim weaving commences. This process of translation is nothing short of fastidious.

The Taalim instructs the weavers on the yarn colors and tying styles that should be employed for each knot on the rug. As handmade rugs may contain up to 800 knots per square inch, the transcription process is a crucial aspect of the overall design.

Each design necessitates unique amalgamations of yarn textures and colors. Therefore, rug manufacturers spin yarn and dye it in batches that are relatively small. Plant and wool fibers are sanitized, combed, stretched, and spun with meticulous attention to detail. While some of the spinning is executed manually, which creates a rustic appearance, other types of yarn are spun by machines to produce a quality that is more delicate and precise.

Yarn Prepping

Once the exquisite yarn has been spun to perfection, it is time to imbue it with the most sumptuous hues. Our artisans employ only the finest plant-based dyes, sourced from the likes of oak for black and brown, indigo for blue, chamomile and larkspur for yellow, and madder for red and orange. Each of our dyers follows a time-honored process that has remained unchanged for millennia, ensuring that every strand is imbued with the most vibrant and enduring colors.

Our vegetable dyes are renowned for their ability to create deeply saturated and opulent hues, evoking the most luxurious of palettes. And because they are derived from organic sources, they are free from any synthetic compounds or harsh chemicals, making them the most ecologically conscious choice.

Whether you desire the rich jewel tones of royalty, the electrifying neons of the avant-garde, or the understated elegance of neutral hues, our artisans will carefully combine the perfect dyeing processes to achieve your desired effect. And with only the most natural ingredients at their disposal, you can rest assured that your yarn will be as exquisite as it is environmentally responsible.

Rug Weaving

In the realm of artisanal craftsmanship, weavers work in intimate groups, transforming freshly dyed wool into exquisite woven designs. As the skilled craftsman sings or recites the Taalim codes with eloquence, at least two weavers follow through on his or her instructions with precision and grace. While each village may have its own unique customs, weaving remains a communal activity, often involving entire families. This allows for the seamless transfer of knowledge and expertise from one generation to the next.

In a world where mechanical technology reigns supreme, the art of weaving is often overlooked. However, the meticulous attention to detail and unparalleled quality of hand-knotted rugs, measuring a mere 8 inches x 10 inches, can take up to a year to complete. Such dedication to the craft is a testament to the enduring legacy of this timeless industry.

Completing the Rug

The Washing Process

Once the rug is delicately extracted from the loom, it undergoes a thorough cleansing process. A team of skilled artisans, moving in perfect unison, meticulously wash and brush the rug to revive its radiance.

The Drying Process

After the rug has undergone a thorough cleansing, it shall be suspended to bask in the opulent embrace of the great outdoors, basking in the warm embrace of the sun’s rays. This age-old practice has been employed by rug artisans across the globe for eons, with the ultimate goal of achieving an impeccable texture and hue.

The Trimming Process

Upon completion of the drying process, the rug shall undergo a meticulous inspection, followed by a delicate trimming with a pair of shears. This meticulous attention to detail shall bestow upon the rug a sumptuous texture, elevating the opulence that is synonymous with handcrafted rugs.