Hand-knotted rugs are one of the most time-honoured and fascinating techniques of weaving in India. A handcrafted rug's journey from start to finish can pass nearly 200 hands. Hand-knotted rugs are made vertically on specially designed looms. The weaver meticulously ties thousands and thousands of knots around individual warps. Precision, patience and fine craftsmanship result in heirloom-quality. The Jaypore Weaves collection of finely hand-knotted rugs are hand-carded and use hand-spun wool and silk.
Recognising the importance the correct rug plays in a room, the collection represents a stylish mix of both traditional and contemporary styles in subtle and vibrant hues.
Our dhurries are handwoven in Jaipur. Handspun cotton makes the yarn. Dye masters make the dyes by hand, and measures skillfully by eye. Once the yarn is dyed, it is left to dry naturally under the Rajasthani sun.
Preparing the horizontal ground loom is a technical and crucial process. Once the tension of the loom is correct, the weaving can begin. The Panja, a multipronged metal fork, is used to beat and set the threads in the warp. The design is perfected with the Panja and is identical on both sides. Once the weaving is complete, the finishing begins, and the dhurry is given an excellent clean and checked. The patience and skill of the weavers will produce a small dhurry in 2-3 weeks.