Learn about our magical production in Nepal
To produce our carpets exclusively by hand means that we are able to realize any carpet custom made. We can adapt dimensions, give many of our models new colors, or work with you on a completely new one. There are endless possibilities to create your unique carpet using more than 1200 different colors, materials like wool, silk or aloe, combined to different textures and different heights of pile.
In order to better appreciate and know our rugs, here is a brief resumé of the weaving process:
All cc-tapis rugs are hand knotted in Nepal by Tibetan Artisans.
What is a hand knotted rug?
It is a rug where every knot is made by hand, and a cc-tapis rug can have up to 232.ooo knots per square meter.
We use only the finest materials in our production.
Himalayan wool, which is photographed here above, comes from Tibet. It is a rich and durable wool which is full of natural Lanolin which gives it it’s strength.
We import our pure silk from China and comes straight from the silk worm.
Aloe is the Nepalese word for nettle. It is a natural and strong fibre with a rough texture. It is perfect for high-traffic areas and commercial or hospitality areas.
A fibre made from bamboo which has a beautiful shine similar to silk.
All of our materials are processed and hand-spun in our own Atelier in Nepal, this means we can customise the yarn to perfectly suit the project.
Our clients can choose from an extremely fine yarn or a thick and textured one.
All materials are mixed and dyed by hand on our premises by our “Master of color”.
Once the materials have been preprared, the knotting beings which happens on a loom. The vertical threads that are stretched on the loom are called the warp and their terminal part will form the fringes of the future rug. The transversal threads are the weft and they insure firmness to the artefact. The knots form the pile which can be short, long or shaggy.
Once knotted, the rug is shaved and, in the case of tibetan carpets, the details of the design are carved out (embossing).
In order to eliminate all the remaining threads, and to properly fix the color, the rug is thoroughly washed with abundant cold water, brushed and stretched out under the Himalayan sunshine to dry.