Skirting the wool
In the springtime the local flocks of sheeps are shorn of their winter coats. Wool must be skirted, which is probably one of dirtiest but most important process quality of wool yarn depends on the wool skirters pick through every single fleece by hands, removing all the dirt, tags, twigs, burrs other debris is etc.
raw wool is taken through a wash, rinse and spin process. It is put in bags then pre soaked to loosen grease and dirt after the washing and rinsing it is put out on wire racks to be air dried.
Hand spinning the wool
Carded wool whose fibres are straightened and separated are attached to a wheel (charkha) and spun by hand according to the count required for particular quality.
Dyeing of the yarn
Possibilities are endless when it comes to dyeing of yarn ,our specialist dye master dyes the yarn in rich and vibrant hues as per requirement . Both wool and silk are dyed in a controlled quantity to perfection. Yarn is immersed into roaring pots (bhatti)and hand dyed and left in wire racks to air dry or spread out in the open to be sun dried.
Warping the loom
Warps is the set of threads (taani) that runs vertically onto a loom. The weavers wind a warp on sticks attached to the ground. Before spreading it out onto the loom its taken off the ground and wound onto the loom. Each thread is passed through a string of heddle and then pulled through and wound onto the drum or loom.
Weaving (hand knotted)
The history of knotted rugs in Rajasthan is a rich fabric itself and we are proud to support and preserve this craft. The Persian knot technique was introduced in the mughal era. It is formed by simultaneously tying the yarn around vertical threads spread onto the loom. The quality of a knotted rug is measured in knots per square in and minimum density required depends entirely on the complexity of the design .
Once the rug is taken off the loom it goes through a quality check. After it passes the test it heads off for washing, washing is done by gently highly diluted detergents pushed through the warp and weft using large wooden paddles till it enhances the texture of the final piece.
As soon as the rug is dried, our artisans clip the pile for a smoother finish while the edges of the design are carved for definition. The edges of the rug are then bound with a coordinating yarn to prevent fraying and finish off the rug.