1. Natural fibres

Kalavilasa is committed to use natural fibres such as cotton, jute, wool and silk in producing the rugs. We work with Bikaneri and New Zealand wools, and Indian mulberry silk. At the same time, we are open to experimenting with new kind of natural fibres such as sisal, nettle, banana viscose, and tussar silk.

      1. Wool

Wool is a natural, sustainable and bio-degradable fibre. 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.

      1. Silk (TBD)

      1. Cotton

Cotton yarn is biodegradable, soft and strong, and makes a great backing material and helps the rug keep its shape while lying flat against the floor. The benefits of cotton rugs are that the rugs are easy to clean and are machine-washable.

    1. Testing

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.

    1. Techniques – Hand-tufting, dhurrie-weaving (pit loom, vertical loom)

      1. Dhurrie-weaving

A manual weaving technique made up of only warp and weft, without knots, also known as flat weave. Generally, the design is created only by the weft, which covers the warp. Ideal for rugs with patterns or geometric designs.

      1. Hand-tufting (re-word)

Hand-tufting is a manual weaving process that uses a hand-tufting gun, which is a pistol-shaped contraption. The rug’s design is printed on a taut cotton fabric and weaved 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.

    1. Tools – (only depict photographs of the various tools)

    2. craftsmanship – photographs showing different phases of production

 

 

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  1. Mul - September 12, 2014 at 7:44 am Reply

    How is it holding up? We eat diennr in our living room more often than not and I’m afraid our rug shows it. It was just a cheapy discount buy.I think it’s time for an upgrade though. Have you had to deal with any stains in yours?

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