PROCESS

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.

01.

HARVESTING FIBERS

Fibers produced by plants or animals (like cotton, linen, and wool) are collected, washed, and put out to dry peacefully in the sun

Raw NZ wool yarn for AQUARIUS BIRCH

Yarn for ROSE GARDEN being dyed

02.

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

03.

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

AQUARIUS COAL on the loom

04.

HAND FINISHING

Rugs are taken off the looms, the ends are knotted in place. The rugs are reviewed to remove any loose yarns, and make sure the knots are flattened out

final trim for AQUARIUS BIRCH

ROSE GARDEN and RAIN getting a scrub on the rooftop.

05.

WASHING & DRYING

Rugs are then washed by hand using natural soaps and are left out to dry under the warm, Indian sun… that’s authentic solar power for you