100 knots per square inch
1.8m x 3.2m
A rhythmic arrangement of dashes and dots across a wool canvas forms our Mudcloth rug. This design calls on the rich tradition of Malian bogolanfini fabric, which is dyed with boiled bark and adorned with fermented mud to produce a deep terracotta tone. The wool background has here been heavily abrashed, meaning that several close-tones are woven together for a subtly striated effect.
In stock in the stated size and quality. Available for immediate delivery.
Other colours, dimensions and rug styles available on custom orders; please make an enquiry below.
£4,867.00 inc. VAT
In-stock rugs are available for immediate dispatch with the following approximate lead times:
- Mainland UK: 2-4 working days
- Europe: 3-6 working days
- All other international destinations: 4-10 working days
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.
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.