All of our handmade carpets are tufted by hand and given a strong cotton backing. Pure viscose with a high thread density is used for the short pile, giving the carpet its soft texture. A final cutting process gives the surface its mottled structure, which turns a plain design into an eye-catcher. All of our carpets are certified in accordance with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, guaranteeing that they are free of harmful substances.
The natural fibres we use are initially spun by hand and then processed at an extremely high thread density into cosy one-off pieces. The short pile that this produces is robust and easy to care for. A carpet can be called hand-knotted if the yarn in the pile has been worked into the backing with a knot. The backing—also known as the warp and the weft—is usually made from wool, cotton or viscose, and the pile is usually wool. The special feature of these elaborately produced carpets is that protruding threads in the pile, which are carried to the top as the carpet is moved and walked on, can simply be snipped off using scissors. These threads are a typical characteristic of the craftsmanship, not a production fault.
Most classic hand-knotted carpets are from the originating countries in the Orient; from Turkey through to China. They also come from the Maghreb states in North Africa, such as Morocco and Egypt, which have long been influenced politically and culturally by the Orient. You can find out more about the originating countries at this link.