Hand tufted

The design of the rug is printed on a sheet of paper or plastic. Its outline is perforated with a needle. A canvas is stretched in a frame. The pattern is then placed on the canvas and coated with ink. The ink passes through the holes and prints the design.

With the help of a manual or electric gun, the wool is introduced by tufts into the canvas. The manual gun is more precise and used to reproduce a fine design accurately. It is common to use both tools on the same rug.

Colours are applied on after the other. When all the patterns are done, the rug is turned over and shaved.

IHT-W1 - Tufted - Regular tightening - Wool (India)
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Tufté
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Rigide
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IHT-W2 - Tufted - Moderate tightening - Wool (India)
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5 kg/m²
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Rigide
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IHT-W3 - Tufted - Strong tightening - Wool (India)
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Tufté
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5,6 kg/m²
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Rigide
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IHT-W3
IHT-V1 - Tufted - Regular tightening - Viscose (India)
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Viscose
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5,4 kg/m²
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IHT-V2 - Tufted - Moderate tightening - Viscose (India)
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14 pics
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Tufté
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Inde
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Viscose
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5 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
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22.0014 V (58)
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IHT-V2
IHT-V3 - Tufted - Strong tightening - Viscose (India)
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16 pics
Techniques
Tufté
Origin
Inde
Composition
Viscose
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
5,6 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
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22.0016 V (58)
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IHT-V3
CHT-W1 - Tufted - Regular tightening - Wool (China)
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450
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Tufté
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Chine
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Laine
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Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
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5 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
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32.0450 NZW (51)
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CHT-W1
CHT-W2 - Tufted - Moderate tightening - Wool (China)
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Quality
550
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Tufté
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Chine
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Laine
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
4,5 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
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32.0550 NZW (51)
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CHT-W2
CHT-W3 - Tufted - Strong tightening - Wool (China)
Price
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Quality
650
Techniques
Tufté
Origin
Chine
Composition
Laine
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
5 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
Account code
32.0650 NZW (51)
Rates
CHT-W3
CHT-V1 - Tufted - Regular tightening - Viscose (China)
Price
On request
Quality
450
Techniques
Tufté
Origin
Chine
Composition
Viscose
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
5,4 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
Account code
32.0450 V (51)
Rates
CHT-V1
CHT-V2 - Tufted - Moderate tightening - Viscose (China)
Price
On request
Quality
550
Techniques
Tufté
Origin
Chine
Composition
Viscose
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
5,4 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
Account code
32.0550 V (51)
Rates
CHT-V2
CHT-V3 - Tufted - Strong tightening - Viscose (China)
Price
On request
Quality
650
Techniques
Tufté
Origin
Chine
Composition
Viscose
Spinning
Filature
Features
Velours et/ou bouclettes ou relief
Cutting
Oui ou non
Weight
5,4 kg/m²
Rug backing
Rigide
Account code
32.0650 V (51)
Rates
CHT-V3

Created in Persia (Persian knot or Senneh) and used in India, this knotting is similar to the Turkish knot or Ghiordes, which comes from Anatolia.

The tightness of the backing determines the quality of the rug.

The regular tightening is 10 picks (density 3 kg/m²).

For a rug intended for heavy traffic, it is preferable to use 12 or 14 picks (density higher than 3 kg/m²): the pile strands will be tighter and will wear out less quickly than if they were less compact (since the pile is layered).

Another method is to use a strand with a larger number of threads to obtain a more compact pile.

The height of the pile is set by shaving during finishing.

 

Finishing

The backing is then coated with latex glue and a finishing cloth is applied. This is done to fix the strands since they are not knotted.

Pure latex or a high-end compound is recommended to ensure that the rug can be folded easily.

The backing fabric glued to the backing of the rug is usually unbleached. It may be black. Some manufacturers dye the backing in the dominant colour of the design.

Note: Be careful with latex. Poor quality latex (mixed with sand, for example) gives off an odour, becomes brittle and crumbly over time.

Why choose a knotted rug?

Why choose a tufted rug?

  • Tufting allows the production of rugs measuring up to 850 cm or more (by welding).
  • Through this technique, it is possible to achieve embossing, obtain different pile heights and make a mixture with materials such as wool and cellulose fibres.
  • However, the loops created in tufted rug look different than in knotted or hand loomed rugs. It is not guaranteed that they will line up unless they are of a higher quality.
  • Comfortable rug, usually thick, but different heights possible.
  • Sturdy, but strong tightening is required if use where heavy traffic. The density of the pile, the latex and the fabric on the backing can make it heavier and thicker than a knotted rug.
  • Accuracy of drawings (if the rug quality is compact).
  • Low to medium budget. Very high for high quality rugs (Insignia Collection).
  • Quick to make.
  • Less handcrafted aspect than a knotted rug.

Choose a technique

The Kilim and the Flatweave

Hand tufted

The Handloom Weave

The Tibetan
Knot

The Persian
knot