Photographed by Katha Haru, © GoodWeave

Hand-Knotting & Hand-Tufting

hand-knotting

Totally bespoke, totally unique, the very best quality. Jacaranda’s Himalayan rugs are hand-knotted in Nepal from Chinese silk and traditional Tibetan or New Zealand wool. Our Tibetan weavers create every individual knot by hand. They sit side by side at fixed looms, each weaver making individual knots over metal rods, which are then cut free to create the pile. The weavers count knots as they go, following by eye a graph fixed above them. It is very skilled work. They must all knot at the same tension and pace, creating on average just 10cms per day of high quality heirloom which has the structure and density to withstand many years of use. Jacaranda can hand-knot very large rugs in any design or color scheme.

As every Himalayan commission is bespoke please contact us and our trained staff can guide you from initial design to finished heirloom.

Photographed by Nitin Gera, © GoodWeave

hand-tufting

Hand-tufting is quicker than knotting, and creates smart, tough, contract rated floorcoverings made to measure in custom designs and colors. Skilled operatives use handheld ‘tufters’ to punch New Zealand wool, silk or TENCEL™ tufts through a cotton mesh with the design printed on it. The rugs are backed with latex and a secondary cotton backing.

Please contact Jacaranda for any bespoke rug projects that could be hand-tufted.