A Rum Fellow

Designers & Creators Dedicated to Artisan Made Rugs & Textiles


Our rugs are hand made by skilled artisans in India, using a variety of traditional techniques:

Flat weave

Flat weave rugs are woven on a loom rather than knotted. They are created by interlocking warp (vertical) and weft (horizontal) threads. 
We use wool for our flat weave rugs and  incorporate the Soumak technique in some of our designs, which creates an intricate braided texture. 

Hand knotted

One of the most elaborate weaving techniques carried out by very skilled artisans, the hand-knot requires an initial base, which is made by attaching the warp yarn to the loom. 

To create the surface detail of the rug, the artisan creates thousands of knots, row by row. Hand knotting is a slow process that enables very intricate designs.

Hand Tufted

This method differs slightly from other weaving techniques as the pile is incorporated by hand with a pistol-shaped device. The pattern design is laid out on cotton fabric, which is then stretched over a frame. The tufting gun is used to punch the yarn through the fabric. The yarn is then cut and shaved to ensure equal height. In the case of rugs with different height volumes, the surfaces are cut by hand with special angled scissors. This technique allows the skilled artisans to create curved patterns and pile of different heights and densities.

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