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Manufacturing of handmade carpets

Todays production | Reproduction | Restoration | Materials | Dyeing | Tools | Design | Shapes & sizes | Knots | Post treatment

Despite recent technological advancement and development that has occured over the years, handmade carpets today are still made in the same way as they were hundreds of years ago. The art of weaving a carpet has been passed on for many generations and demands several different steps, which are all part of a genuine handicraft which we will explain more in the following pages.
 

Todays production 
Weaving a carpet today, is done almost in the same way as it was done hundreds of years ago...
 

Reproduction 
Some reproduction of handmade carpets made to resemble the originals are made today...
 

Materials 
What settles the quality in a handmade carpet is the material; wool, silk and cotton...
 

Dyeing 
When the yarn is spun it's time to colour it. This is a complicated process that demands knowledge...
 

Tools 
To manufacture a carpet is very intensive work and to do this you also need different tools...
 

Design  
The pattern of a carpet can be traditional, simple, or detailed. No carpet resembles...
 

Shapes & sizes 
Today you can find carpets that are round, rectangular, oval, square and runners...
 

Knots 
The knots in a carpet are usually of two kinds; symmetrical or asymmetrical knot...
 

Post-treatment 
When the carpet is woven, four more steps are necessary to complete the final look...
 
 
 
 
 

The art of producing a carpet

We have visited one of our suppliers in India and followed the many steps required to produce a handmade carpet of high quality. It all resulted in a film where we follow behind the scenes and study production at close range whilst providing glimpses and insight into the people and scenery behind the making of them.
 
Click on the image to start the movie (English version).