The regular geometry of the octagon has made it a staple of design throughout history – be it in architecture, ceramics or textiles. Each tessellation in this repetitive motif is centred by a diamond form, creating an overall effect that is crisp yet calm.
Hand-knotted Himalayan wool with bamboo silk (100 knots per square inch)
Sizes listed below available on a 10-16 week delivery time.
Please enquire about alternative options.
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Depending on the size and weaving technique, the production time for handmade-to-order rugs is between 10 and 16 weeks and we will always quote on an individual basis at the time of placing the order. International shipping is available on all orders of bespoke rugs, stock rugs and accessories. Whether travelling near or far, your order will always be carefully packaged and delivered to you by our trusted courier partners.</span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>We are truly dedicated to the woven craft. The history of knotted rugs in Nepal is a rich fabric in itself and we are proud to support and preserve this art. The Tibetan method of knotting was introduced into Nepal in the 1950s as a result of the immigration of Tibetan people to Nepal. It is formed by simultaneously tying the yarn around a horizontal metal rod and the cotton warp and weft, with every new knot a continuation of the previous. The knots are then sliced on the rod to create a pile or left looped for added texture. </span></p>
<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>This style of knot is very well suited to contemporary design and allows for patterns to be easily adapted to different densities. The quality of a knotted rug is measured in knots per square inch and the minimum density required depends entirely on the complexity of the design. Our weavers follow a life-size graph so that the pattern can be followed knot-by-knot. A remarkably intricate craft, it takes approximately 600 hours to complete the weaving of a 2m x 3m rug made in 100-knots per square inch. The total knot-count of the same piece is just under 1 million.</span></p>
<span class=”s1″>Regular maintenance will always help to extend the life of your rug. If properly cared for, a hand-knotted rug will last for generations. You’re probably best heading over to our <a href=”https://jennifermanners.co.uk/how-we-work/caring-for-your-rug/”><span class=”s2″>Rug Care Guide</span></a></span><span class=”s3″> </span><span class=”s1″>for general information and tips. For any specific queries, please</span><span class=”s3″> <a href=”https://jennifermanners.co.uk/contact/”><span class=”s2″>contact our studio</span></a></span><span class=”s1″>.</span>