Using a loom especially developed for making handloom rugs, the weaver wraps yarn around a large drum and passes it though the reeds of the loom. The weaver inserts a steel strip through these strings of yarn, along with weft and beats it. The beaten row converts into a loop, which forms the pile of the rug. If cut pile is required, the weaver cuts the loop with scissors to create the cut pile of the rug.
There are two types of handloom rugs:
a) Handknotted Look: The back of the rug looks like handknotted, and no latex is applied to the back to secure the pile. GOTS CERTIFICATION: 100% organic
b) Handtufted Look: Latex*, or natural rubber glue, is applied to the back of the rug to secure the pile and then a secondary backing of canvas or action back is applied to the back of the rug. GOTS CERTIFICATION ''made with 90% organic materials''
Organic Weave uses FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified natural rubber (or latex) in the manufacture of handloom rugs.
FSC certified latex is the best eco-friendly choice for our handtufted rugs. The environmental impact of harvesting this product is minimal, and therefore it aligns with our environmental policy of conserving the natural resources, with an emphasis on preserving native flora and fauna of each forest.