Weaving Techniques

The weaver was considered untouchable in the India of the past. A definition that was misinterpreted, truly fitting only to their skill. A range of weaving techniques are used to create different types of rugs and the technique can determine the quality, design, price and even their durability.


On a loom set up with warps, an artisan ties individual knots on each warp thread, going line by line. Once a line is complete, it is locked in place with a thread of weft, before the next line of knotting begins.

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Using a tufting gun, an artisan tufts yarn into a fabric that is outlined with a design. The outline guides the artisan to know which colors go where, to create the rug’s final design.

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This form of weaving is very similar to textile weaving on a handloom. The warp and weft is much thicker to create a thick fabric, the rug’s yarn is passed through in between the interlocking.

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A flatweave is made entirely of interlocking warp and weft threads, the colors is based on the thread and the design is based on the different styles of interlocking.

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Find the right rug for you.

Compare all weaving techniques - 5’x8’ (152x244cm)

Rug Type Manufacturing Time Durability Shedding
Hand-Knotted 5-12 Months 20+ years Low
Hand-Tufted 4-6 Months 3-10 years Medium-High
Hand-Loom 3-4 Months 20+ years Low
Flat-Weave Construction Dependent (3-5 Months) 3-10 Years Low-Medium
Jaipur rugs

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