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HANDMADE RUGS

Step One

Our carefully selected wool becomes yarn in the hand of the Katwaris, artisans that layer its strands together, remove dirt and knots and finally channel centuries of Indiant tradition on a charka, a spinning wheel.

Step Two

Yarn is wound on a wheel-like frame, and dipped and kept into boiling hot vats of dye to embed its intended colour, then hung to dry in the sun. At Budhraj Rugs, we dye yarn to over 3000 colours.

Step Three

Following a millennial tradition coming from Persia, weavers sit down at the loom and spend up to one year hand-knotting their patterns, line after line, with a meticulous attention to detail.

Step Four

Washers methodically pour water and a mild cleansing solution to pull out the dirt that every carpet has attracted. Each stroke flushes out what is unnecessary and at the same time increases the strength of the underlying knots.

Step Five

Gultarash is a specific technique that translates to “finding the flower”, since it was originally used to create a high-low effect that made the flower patterns pop out. Today it is used to highlight motifs or patterns, but also to create a textural effect.

The masterpieces in our collections are the handknotted rugs. If you turn one upside down, you will notice countless tiny knots looking like pixels in a photograph. The more knots you see fitting in a square inch, the longer it took for the artisan to weave the rug, the more precious the rug.

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The Founder

The Gandhi of the Carpet Industry

The Blue City

Jodhpur – Land of the Maharajas

The Company

The Original Indian Rug-Makers

The Craft

A Work of Art Made by 180 Hands