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Handmade carpets by KUATRO - We present our knotting and weaving techniques.

Experience the true beauty of handmade rugs and premium materials at KUATRO and explore the craft behind each knotting and weaving technique.

Handknotted carpets – the oldest and most traditional art form

Carpet knotting is still practiced today. The carpets are knotted by hand at the weavers' homes or in factories. The knowledge of this complex technique has been passed on for generations all over the world.

At the beginning of every carpet is the warp thread, which is pulled tight on the loom in dozens of parallel strands. It is then knotted millions of times in the horizontal plane, ultimately creating the structure of the carpet. This technique is particularly well known for Persian and Oriental carpets.

Handknotted carpets are a masterpiece of craftsmanship. The carpets can take up to a year to be knotted, making them some of the most expensive in the world. The carpets have a lifespan of more than a hundred years. Discover our handknotted luxury collections PRIVILEGE, EXCELLENCE and BLOSSOM.


Handwoven Rugs – Flat woven carpets with modern designs

Handwoven carpets are made on the loom - the heart of carpet production. They are created from a single continuous thread.

Handwoven carpets are beautiful artistic statements. They can be divided into kilims and flatweaves, both of which are always woven flat. Both flat weaving techniques create a very strong surface which can consist of beautiful patterns.

Flatweave – Handwoven rugs with minimalist hues and geometric shapes

Flatweaves can be made from a variety of materials, with wool often accounting for the highest percentage of production. At KUATRO you will also find exclusive flatweaves, e.g. at LE MARCHE made from 100% jute.

Flatweaves are manufactured in factories and mostly have modern patterns and designs. The weavers weave the threads so densely that the plain warp threads are no longer visible. Finally, when finished, they are tied off, creating fringes at the end of the rug - the finishing touch for luxurious and contemporary rugs.


Kilims – Handwoven rugs with traditional patterns

Traditionally made in villages, kilims are known for their intricate designs that often have traditional symbolism. Nomadic tribes used to make these carpets for themselves - as floor coverings, wall hangings or door curtains.

Handwoven carpets are often made by weavers in their own homes, but also in factories. With the production in the factories this traditional technique is being maintained.

The kilim technique is slightly different from Flatweave. The weft thread is not processed in the warp threads over the entire width, but only to the edge of the respective motif and from there back again. This creates small vertical slits that emphasize the geometric shapes and give the carpet life.

Afghanistan is known for producing great kilims. Kilims like our MAI MAI collection are made from 100% wool. Our MAI MAIs are still woven by hand in the traditional way in the mountain villages of Maimana.


Handtufted Carpets – Made with the tufting machine

Handtufted carpets are also made by hand. With this technique, the threads are shot from behind into the base fabric using a tufting gun. The nice thing about this technique: almost all designs are possible. The front of the carpet, the pile, is trimmed to the desired size after tufting. Our TRIM carpet collection shows what is possible with the tufting technique.

With tufted carpets it is important to add a glued backing. Handtufted carpets are a more technically advanced production method that is incomparably faster than handknotted rugs.

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