Process & Material
Our carpets are recognized and prized for quality and craftsmanship.
Our carpets are made from pure Tibetan highland wool. Tibetan wool is unsurpassed in its quality for making carpets. Being not too fine, yet lustrous and supple, each fiber can be about 10-12 inches in length. It is strong and elastic, contributing to its longevity. Tibetan wool also has a high lanolin content, therefore acting as a natural stain repellent and provides a beautiful natural sheen.
Wool is hand-carded and hand-spun. This process preserves the length of the fiber and also provides the final carpet a much desired and prized hand-made finish.
The process of making Tibetan carpets is unique in the sense that the knotting method is different--allows for denser knots--from those used in other rug making traditions worldwide. The unique Tibetan weaving method combined with Tibetan highland wool, considered the best wool in the world, makes Tibetan carpets heirloom quality.
We use top quality swiss metal-complex dyes for most of our carpets. Compared to vegetable dyes, swiss metal dyes are color fast and allows for use of a broader range of colors in our design. Some of our carpets are also made from undyed Tibetan wool and natural fibers such as Himalyan Alo, Cactus and Hemp. Each carpet is completely hand-made starting with carding of wool to final finishing and washing.
The high quality of the carpets is not only because of the high quality of raw materials, but also skilled craftsmanship. Our workshop associates are highly skilled artisans and technicians devoted to creating high quality works of art. Since every step of carpet making process takes place within our facilities, we have high degree of control to ensure high level of consistency and efficiency.
Carpets are hand-knotted using traditional Tibetan weaving method. Each full size carpet can take between 2 to 6 months on average to complete thus providing the industry with the fastest turnaround time..