Production

Atelier Tapis Rouge, in each step of its entire production cycle, reflects on trends, modern innovations, and architectural and interior design demands.

Our collections with 330 designs are a portrayal of our approach.
To make our rugs, we use a variety of techniques designed to make the most intricate details and diverse surfaces look their best. Hand knotting, hand weaving and carving are among the main techniques used by our artisans.

Our production helps to support community of skilled artisan craftsmen and their families to ensure that the ancient techniques are passed onto the next generation. Like all of Tapis Rouge’s rugs, each design is created to last lifetime bringing warmth and energy to the home like a work of art.

Our production process

 

Concept & Design

We draw inspiration from various sources, be it nature’s enchanting beauty, architectural masterpieces or research into the rich tapestry, fabric archives and cultural heritage. Each pixel is translated into knots combining identities of the past with possible future scenarios.

Sample drawing

From gradients to the finest lines or different pile height, every new design is a wonderful creation. We offer a wide range of carpet samples, allowing our clients to see the small details before ordering a full-size carpet or a custom design.

Yarns Confirmation

Our production is sustainable and handcrafted with individually colored threads. Once the colors are confirmed by our designers the production can really starts.

Yarns dyeing

Our ethical commitment is intrinsic to preserving authentic, traditional processes from the past, that’s why we continue to use natural formulas that eliminate the environmental impact of dyeing the yarns.

Tecniques

Our rugs are carefully hand-knotted, carved, and washed by our team of experts in Nepal, using only environmentally friendly tools and techniques.

Hand-knotting

is a precise manual weaving technique involving vertical or horizontal looms, a contraption of carefully selected materials, typically made from sturdy wood, which forms the foundation for the entire production process. Skilled artisans meticulously tie individual knots by hand, each securing a fiber strand into the rug’s weft threadsThis technique permits various finishes, from simple to elevated loop piles to combining different and multiple natural fibers like wool, silk, and bamboo silk, each possessing unique characteristics that contribute to the final product’s texture and durability. Combining different fibers adds depth and richness to the design, creating a visually stunning and tactilely pleasing rug. Detailed design often requires a higher knot-density per unit of area of the rug, while production time is longer, the result is the very finest and top-quality product.

Hand-tufting

is a rug-making technique produced by master artisans employing specialised handheld tufting guns or needles. These tools enable controlled yarn insertion through a meticulously stretched canvas, tightly fastened to a robust frame. As the yarn is intricately pushed through the canvas, it forms loops or piles on the rug’s surface, enabling artisans to craft distinctive textures and patterns. The depth of intricacy within the design is calibrated through the manipulation of knot density. This parameter dictates the number of yarn loops per unit area, ranging from sparse, open designs to densely packed, plush patterns. Knot density is a pivotal technical aspect that artisans carefully adjust to attain the desired visual and tactile effect. The palette of colors chosen for the yarn also plays a central role, offering an extensive spectrum of creative possibilities. Compared to other methods like hand-knotting, the production timeline for hand-tufted rugs is relatively shorter. However, it remains a time-intensive process due to the manual nature of the technique. Hand-tufted rugs often require skilled labor and premium natural materials.

Pre-washing

After the rug is hand knotted, we wash it with special equipment, before stretching it for drying.

Knot Leveling & Stretching

To ensure that the pattern lines are exactly as on the sketch, an alignment and stretching step is necessary in the production process of our rugs. This process is carried out by master craftsmen, as it requires high precision.

Carving & Finishing

Is one of the most important and exciting stages in which the design comes to life, revealing its different volumes, shadows, and pile heights through the carving.

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