Lorraine

Material: New Zealand Wool with Bamboo Silk

Weave: Knotted

Density: 60 knots per square inch

Colour: Smoke

Size: 1.8m x 2.4m

Designed in collaboration with luxury interiors brand Casa Botelho, this elegant zig-zag pattern was inspired by French ‘tuile de façade’, exquisitely embossed metal tiles used on walls and ceilings, that João Botelho discovered while travelling through Thaon-Les-Vosges in the Lorraine region. Working from João’s snapshots of a beautiful old facade, Jennifer adapted the ancient pattern into a design suited to a rug. The result is the perfect combination of Casa Botelho’s opulent interior style and Jennifer Manners’ exquisite quality and attention to detail.
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.

$2698.75(ex. sales tax)

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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.

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 Rug Care Guide for general information and tips. For any specific queries, please contact our studio.