Oriental Designer Rugs - Atlanta, GA

30th Anniversary Sale at Oriental Designer Rugs

Journey of a Rug

 

At Oriental Designer Rugs, we are passionate about oriental rugs. Having grown up with them, we have seen first- hand their arduous but fascinating months’ long journey from raw wool to exquisite pieces of art through a maze of highly skillful processes of designing, meticulously matching colors, dyeing the wool exactly to those very colors with very narrow margins, mapping the rug pattern on a graph paper – knot by knot – then actually putting each and every knot by hand by highly skilled artisans followed by delicate washing and finishing, shearing by hand-held clippers, rewashing and final herbal, tea-wash, antique or silver-wash finishing , binding the edges and finally removing any un-wanted tufts or knots – laboriously one by one…Please see the pictures below to share with us this interesting process…

1-Undyed-wool-transport
1-Undyed-wool-transport
2-Puppy-in-wool
2-Puppy-in-wool
3-Rug-design-graph
3-Rug-design-graph
4-Rug-designing
4-Rug-designing
5-Rug-weaver-on-a-loom
5-Rug-weaver-on-a-loom
6-Heavy-Duty-Metal-loom
6-Heavy-Duty-Metal-loom
7-Vigorous washing
7-Vigorous washing
8-Rugs-being-dried
8-Rugs-being-dried
9-Binding
9-Binding
10-final touches
10-final touches
11-production room
11-production room
12-Weaver-relaxing
12-Weaver-relaxing