Jacaranda prefers to use hand-carded wool from the high plateau of Tibet, renowned for its
naturally high lanolin content and long strong fibres

 Here hand-carded Tibetan wool is spun into yarn
Yarns are dyed in small lots in traditional vats  
  Using Swiss dyes, measured out by hand
Matched to colours chosen by Jacaranda or our customers  
 

Computer aided design is used to formalise and agree design details. The design is printed on a
graph where each square represents 1 knot. Colours are painted in by hand

The weavers work on a fixed vertical loom. They follow by eye the graph above them, making
every knot individually by hand around metal rods

 
  Lines of knots are eased into place with a hammer, then cut to release the rod and reveal the pile
Vigorous washing conditions the yarn, as well as setting the colours and rug size
  Rugs are dried in the sun on bamboo slats
Edges are hand-sewn in yarn matched to the pile  
 

All Jacaranda’s Himalayan rugs are subjected to a thorough and detailed quality inspection
before their journey west

 

TRADITIONAL HAND-KNOTTING

Crafting beautiful long-lived rugs