Rugs in the Making
How long does it take to make a rug? Are your rugs handmade?
The raw yarn threads are opened ready for dying.
Once open, the yarn is submerged in water for up to 4 hours. This not only helps clean and soften the fibres, but prepares it for dying. Dying the yarn is all done by hand and a lengthy 3 – 4-hour process.
After dying, the yarn is hung to dry in the sunlight. Drying the yarn usually takes 1 day, or up to 2 – 3 days (in rainy season).
Once dry, the yarn is put on a spinning machine and spun into a single thread roll. At this stage, the yarn process is complete.
White yarn is added to the loom for warping in preparation for weaving. Warping takes 2 days.
A part of the process that everyone knows. After warping, the weaving begins. Depending on the rug size and complexity, weaving can take 25+ days. All of our rugs are handwoven.
Once the weaving is complete, the rug is cut from the loom and hand-washed, ready for customers to place as soon as it is delivered.
Rugs are hung for drying up to 3 days depending on the season
Excess yarn is cut and the rug is given a full, post washing check. There is also one more final check at the end of the process.
Depending on the customers’ preferences, the rug goes through the binding or fringing process.
One last quality control check at the end of the process. Once each rug is signed off, it is packaged and set ready for shipping.
Pictures of Our Process
We are lucky enough to work with some of the most passionate and inspirational people in the world.
Here are a few snaps of these truly wonderful artisans!