Handknotting is the most labour-intensive of all rugmaking processes. Working off a rug map, artisans tie individual knots to build up the rug’s design one row at a time. You can identify a handknotted rug by the individual, often uneven knots visible on the back of the rug, mirroring the pattern visible on the front.
Only one piece of this kind is created. Highly intricate, it is made by specially trained women weavers in their rural homes.
A 170x 240 cm rug can take between 5 to 12 months depending on the design complexity. The quality of a hand-knotted rug is determined by the number of knots per square inch (KSPI). A higher KPSI requires greater skill on the part of the weaver and results in a higher quality rug.
Pile Height: 5 mm
Durability: 20+ years
STYLE & CARE TIPS
Pair with clean modern furniture to make a statement. We love it with tan or brown leather upholstery.
We recommend placing it in an area where most of the rug can be seen and appreciated, such as the living room or under a bed with legs.
Vacuum clean once a week. Choose the right vacuum accessories. Avoid using attachments with brushes or any abrasive surfaces.
Some shedding may occur, and will lessen over time.
Get professional cleaning done once a year to maintain your rug's beauty and style for years. You get 20% discount on Professional Rug Cleaning for your Living DNA rug. Just send us a message and we will facilitate the process.