Hand-Tufted Rugs and Carpets
We are constantly exploring new textures and pile lengths for almost all of our designs. Whether producing a hand-tufted, high-low, or flat-woven rug, we constantly encourage our clients to collaborate with us as part of our team of designers, textile artists, and factories to locate the correct fibers and techniques to enhance our design patterns.
Chosen with the utmost care, the custom artisan rugs are made to celebrate the beauty and integrity of the natural materials and are individually crafted to the highest standards.
"How hand-tufted rugs are made?"
Hand-tufted rugs are made using quality wool, but unlike hand-knotted ones, no knots are tied. They is also less time-consuming and - as a result - more affordable. They are made using a "tufting gun". The process itself is fairly simple - loops of wool are pushed through a base which has been imprinted with the design. When it's done, a scrim another foundation is glued to the base. Finally, when the latex glue dryes, a protective cloth is added and rug is sheared to cut all the loops on its top in order to create a pile.
A hand-knotted rug, on the other hand, needs a lot of skill and time to be created. The overall quality and price of carpets depends on the number of knots per square inch (kps). Best rugs can have more than 110 kps. A weaver can tie an average of 10,000 knots per day, so complex patterns can take months or even years to complete. This is also the reason why the cost of a hand-knotted rug is grander than that of a hand-tufted rug.
Hand-tufted rugs are known for their great endurance as they begin to wear out after 12 to 20 years of intense usage. They are perfect for high traffic areas, such as corridors and entryways. When it comes to the design, hand-tufted rugs can be found in all colors, shapes and sizes imaginable.
In addition to the custom options described above, we also have a diverse selection of new rugs for sale, which also serve as excellent samples of some of our custom designs. Whether you choose a new or a custom rug, we are confident in the durability of the rug to withstand decades of use and we are sure that Doris Leslie Blau Gallery's pedigree will only increase the value of your rug over time.