Rug Making Process

Weaving Techniques

  • Hand Knotted
  • Hand Loom
  • Hand Tufted
  • Dhurries & Kilims 
  • Machine Made

Rug Choosing Guide 

  • Size
  • Patterns
  • Shape
  • Pile
  • Knots per Inch 

Rug Care

  • Silk Rugs
  • Wool Rugs
  • Bamboo Silk/Tencel/Viscose
  • Polyester/Polypropylene/Nylon
  • Cotton Rugs
  • Jute/Sisal/Coir/Hemp/Grass Rugs
  • Leather Rugs
  • Rubber Floor Coverings

Dhurries / Kilims

Can’t find a pile on the rug? Then it must be by a Flat Weave. Rugs or carpets woven in the Flat Weave technique don’t have a pile and depend on creative more tightly interlocked weaves between warps and wefts to create different and unique patterns. They aren’t woven on a loom but still allow for a varied range of design options, are easy to carry along even on travel, and have versatile indoor and outdoor uses. Usually crafted in 2 months, they can last upto 10 years. 

A flatweave, kilim, or dhurrie are all examples of rugs that don’t have a pile. The difference lies only in their names. A flat woven rug woven in India is known as a Dhurrie whereas one woven in Persia is called a Kilim and has nomadic origins. In modern times, the west simply calls a Flat Woven rug a Flatweave.

Deciding on a Flat Weave then? 

A Flat Weave is for you if you want a rug that: 

  • Feels coarse on the feet but is good for rough use
  • Is flat and reversible meaning that both sides of the rug can be used as and when needed
  • Made of jute, cotton, or wool coming in a wide spectrum of colours and patterns
  • Is tough, durable and long- lasting with a product life of 10 years or more
  • Designed with moderate levels of intricacy with many creative variants
  • Is good to use both indoors and outdoors
  • Is thinner and coarser than knotted and tufted rugs and more slippery needing the use of a rug pad