Entirely by hand(s), entirely unique
Mark Krebs rugs are handmade in Uttar Pradesh, India, not far from the Ganges River. Some of the rug weavers are also farmers who take up the practice of rug weaving when farming is off-season. A network of villages in the region all work to produce rugs. The raw materials for your rug are gathered in a central location. Your rug is finished, washed, checked for quality control, and packaged there before being shipped to Canada, and then to its new home: Yours.
SPINNING & DYING THE YARN
Fibers are spun into yarn (to make them thick) and dyed (to make them colorful), then dried (to make them usable) and then they’re delivered to the Weavers
WEAVING ON LOOMS
The Weavers string the looms (the tool used to weave rugs) and weave the patterns together. Rug-making can be collaborative: 1-2 people can weave smaller rugs together. Larger rugs can have teams of 3 or more working together