The technique used for pile rugs consists in intersecting the longitudinal threads (spectrum) with the transversal threads (weft). The yarn is stretched onto the loom to create a tight warp. Working from the bottom upwards, the artisans weave the weft, creating various patterns and textures. To create the “pile”, the fibre is wound around a special shaft during the weaving process and cut to ensure it is the same height. The backing to the pile is in cotton and holds the framework of the rug together. The final effect is a soft, supple rug.
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