Know the Rug Making Process, Done Before Weaving

Know the Process of Rug Making
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The rug-making process is easy to explain and understand. Understanding the way rugs are made can be a constructive way to know which kind of rug you exactly need. Let us say the rug-making process involves 2 methods.

  1. Weaving Rugs and Handmade Rugs
  2. Machine Woven Rugs

Let us get to understand them one by one:

Construction of handmade Rugs and Weaving

Quality rugs can be most identified by their materials and weaving technique. It doesn’t depend on their design. Even the slightest variations can affect the rug’s durability and value. Besides, determining a rug’s quality depends on an expert. A trained expert can also determine its origin and age, as well as its quality.

In coloration, dyes may be synthetic or natural, chemical or vegetable. It has been centuries since the only dyes available were natural dyes. They have a distinctive way of aging. Materials used in rugs have a profound effect on their look and feel. Which is one clear example of how they affect the finished product.

Antique Rug: The art of making authentic handmade rugs is an ancient skill. People have been weaving fine rugs and carpets for thousands of years. As proved by living archaeological specimens such as the Pazyryk carpet. But over the years even the rugs have evolved.

There have been many advancements in the manufacture of rugs throughout history. Especially machine-made rugs. Still, areas like Turkey and Persia are made the same way.

It takes 180 hands to make one rug from start to finish, and that itself is a testament to craftsmanship. It takes years to harness the unique skills of each of those 90 individuals.

The Sourcing of Raw Material

Sourcing of Raw Rug Material
Sourcing of Raw Rug Material

Sourcing material is one of the essential parts of handcrafted rug making. What can you make if you do not have the right material?

Wool: In India, a biannual auction in Bikaner sells the best wool rugs. Chokla Wool. The wool comes from the seasonal shearing of sheep in the spring and the fall. The traditional expertise of the locals is irreplaceable. It comes mixed in texture and quality.

Silk: China and India import silk of the highest quality.

Merino Wool: The finest carpets and blends of wool are made and imported from New Zealand. Blends of yarn combine luster, durability, and fleecy texture. Derived from the finest wool imported from 18 different countries.

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Carding & Spinning

After deciding on the material, segregate and wash. and they were then handled by India’s rarest artist, the Katwari (spinner). Carding is the process of sifting through the wool, and layering the strands together. As the artist brushes clumped dirt, knots, and wrinkles from a dollop of wool, it gives the wool uniformity. Then caresses it to provide it with color and texture.

The spinning wheel or charkha is India’s heritage, showing the nation’s values. The rug material is then channeled through the charkha. Fibers of wool intertwine to form a wave-like pattern that represents Indian history. It sticks together to provide the most durable yarn with the most remarkable texture.

Rug Dyeing

Dyeing rugs create Decorative effects, a traditional art form. During the dyeing process, segregate the yarn first. For lighter colors, choose lighter wool, while darker wool is for darker colors. Also, access texture by the feel. The rug is washed and then dried. The texture is important as it affects the quality of the rug.

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