Carpet making is an art form spanning several centuries. Unique, hand-woven carpets have been synonymous with royalty, comfort and serene living for many years and are an unstoppable force when it comes to interior design. They transcend cultural barriers and can be found in the homes of people from different countries and regions. So let’s have a look at the intricate and time consuming process that is undertaken to weave this piece of art.
Our fiber is expertly dyed using natural colors and other international grade dye solutions by artisans who have perfected the process over the years. Dyes containing harmful chemicals are avoided. The yarn, wool and silk and other material is immersed in large pans of hot water containing the dye solution, to help the fiber better soak up the color for a brighter effect. It is then rinsed to remove excess dye that has not latched onto the fiber.
Large bundles of these dyed fibers are spun on wheels or spindles into threads, each size or thickness depending on the order requirement. The fiber is collected on wooden bobbins, which is then attached to looms and then the main carpet making process begins.
Here is where the magic falls into place. The accumulated dyed, dried and spun fiber is attached to looms and other frames. Each strand is guided into place by a skilled set of hands that slowly culminates into the final piece. From here on depending on the order, you will start seeing hand knotted, hand tufted, hand braiding and other such techniques.
Of course, final touches are implemented to ensure the quality of the finished rug. Steady hands and excellent eyesight greatly help in making sure that there are no stray threads or loose ends. Excess fabric is clipped, stitched and tags are attached to verify that you are indeed receiving a carpet manufactured by Royal Thread Artsy.