Kalavilasa creates beautiful wool carpets, for project sponsors working through an architect or an interior designer, or directly with us. The method of creating the carpets varies according to the assignment. If Kalavilasa is provided the design of the carpet, we take care of its production.
Our team studies the design, proposes the best production technique, and suggests the ideal natural fibers for producing the carpet. All along, we never lose sight of the technical and budgetary requirements of the client. On other occasions, the project sponsor chooses a design from our catalogue, and stipulates the specific shape, size and the colour way.
The third, and the most challenging yet interesting assignment for us is the one in which we work alongside the designer’s team which proposes a concept, and the project sponsor who provides the art direction. Based on these inputs, Kalavilasa design team works iteratively to produce a design of the carpet, which is acceptable to all the stakeholders. While collaborating on the project, in addition to providing the know-how of producing carpets, Kalavilasa also provides colour charts, texture samples and material samples. Kalavilasa shall demonstrate complete flexibility in working in various types of collaborative projects, with the sole aim of creating beautiful wool carpets.
Kalavilasa adheres to strict quality-control during every stage of the production process. We pay special attention to the finish of the carpet. The production team possesses the know-how needed to produce a high-quality carpet, having the experience of more than 30 years of supplying carpets, to domestic and international clients. The result speaks for itself, in the form of a satisfied client possessing a beautiful carpet.
The woolen carpets from Kalavilasa are produced using hand-tufting technique. It is a manual weaving process that uses a hand-tufting gun, which is a pistol-shaped contraption.
The carpet’s design is printed on a taut cotton fabric and woven with the gun, which pushes and cuts sections of wool yarn that are fastened to the base with a layer of latex. This technique allows for the creation of curved patterns and shag rugs of different strand lengths.
Kalavilasa is committed to use natural fibers such as wool and silk in producing the carpets. We work with Bikaneri and New Zealand wools, and Indian mulberry silk. Wool is a natural, sustainable and bio-degradable fiber. It is exceptionally beautiful thanks to its bright colour and is known for its quality and flexibility. It is hypoallergenic, easy to care for, ages well and retains its colour. It also minimises condensation and noise levels, while creating a relaxing and comfortable environment. Wool is naturally fire resistant and will not melt when burned. While wool will catch fire, it does not support a flame. Wool dyes easily to create a limitless range of colors.
By taking support of testing houses in India, China or UK, Kalavilasa provides material and sample analysis service to satisfy safety regulations on fire resistance and strength.