We source our wool from the best sheep farmers in New Zealand which make for the softest most durable rug.
The first step in making yarn, shearing the wool.
Wool is then processed and cleaned so that it can be used at yarn.
We use all natural dyes made from mother earth. Using age old practices we can offer non toxic dyes.
Once the color is selected we dye the wool using dye vats and high heat.
Wool is then spooled to the desired thickness.
Before weaving, we create a graph of the rug which serves at the map for the weaver to follow. This graph indicates precisely where each knot should go.
After the graph is made we custom rig the loom which will be the workspace for the weaver and add the warps and foundation of which the wool will get knotted onto.
Once the loom is ready the weaver begins to weave entirely by hand.
After weaving is completed, we cut the rug off the loom, often a celebratory moment for weavers.
The rug then gets sheared to shave down the pile to the desired height and created a smooth finish.
Carving then gets done to ensure the design is sharp and not blurry.
Perhaps the most important step in the finishing process, the washing makes sure the rug is color fast, soft, clean and adds luster / sheen to the pile.
When drying we let the rugs dry in direct sunlight, this also softens the pile and ensures the colors are stabilized.
The rug then gets stretched out to ensure the proper size and also making it lay flat.
Binding is done by hand
This process is to ensure there are no lose threads or knots.
Luxury labeling stitched on by hand.
Expertly packed for safe shipping
International shipping and customs declaration to ensure a fast transit
The last step, enjoy your new rug in its new home
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