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A Work of Art Made by 180 Hands

Jaipur Rugs is a trademark of quality and design that is renowned across the world. Bringing together the 2500 years-old weaving tradition with state-of-the-art attention to sustainability and design, it is the original Indian rug, made contemporary.

carding step
carding step

In the 16th century, artisans working in the Jaipur area adopted Persian weaving techniques and reinterpreted them according to their own creativity. A unique style of carpet weaving was born.
Today we follow the same virtuous procedure to make our rugs.


Carding & Spinning

Our carefully selected wool becomes yarn in the hand of the Katwaris, artisans that layer its strands together, remove dirt and knots and finally channel centuries of Indiant tradition on a charka, a spinning wheel.

Dyeing

Yarn is wound on a wheel-like frame, and dipped and kept into boiling hot vats of dye to embed its intended colour, then hung to dry in the sun. At Jaipur Rugs, we dye yarn to over 3000 colours.

Weaving

Following a millennial tradition coming from Persia, weavers sit down at the loom and spend up to one year hand-knotting their patterns, line after line, with a meticulous attention to detail.

Washing

Washers methodically pour water and a mild cleansing solution to pull out the dirt that every carpet has attracted. Each stroke flushes out what is unnecessary and at the same time increases the strength of the underlying knots.

Gultarash

Gultarash is a specific technique that translates to “finding the flower”, since it was originally used to create a high-low effect that made the flower patterns pop out. Today it is used to highlight motifs or patterns, but also to create a textural effect.

The masterpieces in our collections are the handknotted rugs. If you turn one upside down, you will notice countless tiny knots looking like pixels in a photograph. The more knots you see fitting in a square inch, the longer it took for the artisan to weave the rug, the more precious the rug.

Persian Knot

persian knot
Formed by wrapping the yarn once around a warp and then
passing it under the neighboring warp strand, it creates a fine
weave.

Tibetan Knot

persian knot
A weaving technique acquired from Tibet. Yarn is looped around two warps and around a rod. After the rod is covered with loops, a cut is made to form a pile and remove the rod.

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