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PROCESS

PEOPLE:

Here we profile some of the faces and techniques behind the manufacture of hand-knotted carpets. Almost every aspect of the process is done by hand - carding, spinning, dyeing, weaving, washing, trimming and finishing. This labour-intensive work is done by highly skilled craftsmen and women according to both ancient traditional methods and innovative contemporary ones.

Please scroll through the galleries of my photographs and video clips taken in Kathmandu, Nepal and get to know some of the people and processes behind the art of carpet weaving.

QUALITY:

All of our carpets are hand-knotted in Nepal of 100 and 200 knot quality using the Tibetan knot technique. We use only Tibetan Wool and fine quality Chinese silk.

Tibetan Wool comes from sheep that graze on the high altitude plateaus of the Himalayan Mountain range. In this cold climate, the sheep produce a lanolin rich wool - a protective waxy and waterproof coating against the harsh climate. These "greasey" qualities are highly prized since they give a resilience to the carpets that enhances over time.


Click on a photo gallery image to enter the slider, then click again or use the icons (bottom right and left ) to enlarge, navigate or get more information.

Click on a video icon to view Nepalese craftsmen and women weaving, small batch dyeing, hand trimming and washing hand-knotted carpets.

 

- Bronzino_l.corbett 2017©

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