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Process | Rug Washing January 14 2018

Rebecca and Brian hand washing a rug in India with wooden paddles. Washing a rug after weaving softens the wool and impacts how the piece will look. This rug was given an enzyme wash, which stripped the wool down to the foundation and left the silk design raised in relief.

 


Process | Dying Rug Wool January 12 2018

One of our producers dying Himalayan wool in Nepal. Dying in small batches allows for subtle shifts of color that we call abrash. The color movement  and variation gives life to the color, similar to a paint stroke.

Dyed wool drying in the mountain sun. Next step rug weaving!