The Craft of Hand Loom Rug Making

The Craft of Hand Loom Rug Making

Our hand loom rugs are made by a village community of weavers in India. We work with the team there to develop designs that respond to their capacities and techniques on horizontal looms. This method of rug-making is ‘warp-faced’ made on two beams that interlace the yarns.

The technique is similar to that of velvet – makers insert rods into the warp, determining the depth of the pile height. Hand loom rugs may feature loop pile, cut pile or a mix of both; we have chosen a consistent cut finish – dense and sumptuous.

Engaging and supporting traditional community weaving industries is a core value of our design and production practice – we work with our makers for their high standards of finish and quality of workmanship, but also for their skill in working with our designs that push the boundaries of their traditional rug-making craft.

The visual cultures of India have always been a source of inspiration for Margo – she has travelled in India extensively and relates to the joyful use of colour and intricate pattern.

All of our rugs are produced under ethical guidance from our partners Care & Fair

We have 3 beautiful colourways for our hand loom rugs: Canterbury, Tyne and Bridge, all 100% Indian Chokla wool. Each design is available in 4 sizes:
Runner (0.8 x 2.3m);
Small (1.2 x 1.8m);
Large (1.6 x 2.3);
Extra Large (2.4 x 3.5m).

Canterbury, Tyne and Bridge are technically complex designs achieved in 12 harmonious colours in a progressive geometric pattern. Canterbury, chromatically subtle, in pinks, blues, ochres and olive; Bridge is brighter and hotter; Tyne evokes the ‘magic hour’ in dusky blues. The lines in each are regular and varying, narrow or broad, making for visual depth and intensity.

All of our rugs are produced under ethical guidance from our partners Care & Fair.

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