Celebrating Craftmanship

The Rug Company will be exhibiting photos celebrating the highly skilled craftsmanship of its weaving houses in Nepal where it brings together the very finest traditional rug making skills with contemporary design.

Fleeces from the Himalayan plateau
Settled at the base of the Himalayas, the lakeside town of Pokhara is where the rugs begin their journey. A monastery of Tibetan Buddhist monks organises the preparation of the raw wool by washing the fleeces in glacial melt water lakes.

The Dye Master
The most important person in the dyeing process, the esteemed Dye Master is responsible for matching colours and creating recipes for every hue in our infinite palette. The dyeing of yarns is a precise skill and creating the recipe for a single colour can take a whole day.