How Hand-knotted Wool Rugs are created for Pottery Barn

Uploaded by PotteryBarn on 15.09.2010

Making of Hand-crafted quality rugs
Creative hands
making masterpieces
that are rich in color and history.
With intricate designs using skills handed down for generations,
here in central India
one finds treasures being created by local villagers
for Pottery Barn
Our designs are first created by painting the art in small scale
each part of the design is intricately detailed.
The design
is then engineered for each rug size trucks from a runner to an eight-by-ten
There are different qualities of yarn used in rugs.
Diverse blends are chosen to provide a variety of textures the effects.
The best wool-type blends are from high altitudes regions such as new zealand
and mountainous europe.
We have a color bank over two thousand shades of wool.
This helps us to determine the colors used in each pattern.
Gun-tufted rugs are created by taking a trace of the tufted design and transferring it to
a base fabric that's stretched across a vertical steel frame.
The tufting gun technique
lends itself to modern or simple traditional motifs.
Hand-knotted rugs represent the best quality in rugs
and in ancient Indian craft.
Starting at the base of the loom,
the weavers' skilled hands build up the carpet
row by row,
carefully following the design.
They hammer down the knots so that the weft of the weave is tight and the pattern evenly aligned.
Some of the best rugs have as many as forty knots per square inch,
which means that a nine-by-twelve
would have as many as eleven thousand knots.
During the finishing process the artisans clip the excess fabric off the rug.
Clipping ensures the surface of the pile is flat and even.
They sort the strands of wool by hand.
It enhances the clarity
and design
by separating motifs and colors.
Beautiful design
expert craftsmanship,
and artistic tradition.
Rugs by Pottery Barn.
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