The making of our cotton rugs
Fun fact: the art of rug-making dates back thousands of years. The oldest known rug ever found is believed to have been created in 5 BC, it was discovered buried in a tomb that belonged to a Scythian chief in the Altai Mountains in Siberia.
Early artisans of the craft innovated techniques and traditions that are still used to this day. Tribes and villages and town weavers developed their unique 'signature' designs, styles and traditions, and rugs were often named after the area of origin. During ancient times, rugs were traded and sold along the established trade routes throughout Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Our rugs are handcrafted by master artisans in India who use weaving, tufting and braiding techniques that takes years to perfect. Hand-weaving is a strenuous process that requires perfect rhythm and coordination. The process starts with the master artisan hand-painting the design of our rugs and selecting the colours and layout.
The entire process can take anywhere between a few days to several months to create one rug!
(Above: our Mayari Rug)