THE STIRLING CASTLE PALACE PROJECT
TABLE and other custom made carpets and rugs
CUSTOM MADE MUGHAL RUGS
BESPOKE SPANISH CARPET
CUSTOM MADE LOTTO RUG
Structural & Technical data:
- The Pile of these carpets is
soft-spun, double-ply, 100% pure virgin
yarn is hand-dyed in small batches by master dyers so that, strictly speaking, even when two carpets are woven in the same
design and colourway each is unique.
- The warp is pure, unbleached,
double-twisted, ivory cotton. One of
the two threads encircled by a knot is
doubled under the other for extra
- There are two wefts, one thread soft
spun, pure ivory cotton tightly stretched; second fine-spun, dyed, inserted
z-wise between every two rows of knots,
resulting in a sturdy and extremely
robust double-wefted fabric. In Lahore this is known as the Sutri Weave.
- The sides are tightly wound original selvages.
- The finish given to these carpets
the rare true dry, also known as darbari.
This is the traditional, time-consuming
and costly method which was reserved,
even in ancient times, for the choicest
- This technique, originally practiced
in the royal carpet manufactories (farrashkhanay) at Lahore and Tabriz, guarantees that
the natural oils
are retained in the wool and not leached
out of it as they certainly are from all
carpets that are treated with chemicals
or are washed with strong detergents.
- This dry method results in
exceptionally hard-wearing fabrics of
luminous beauty and a remarkable
clarity of design. With time the colours
become even richer and mellower.
The surface acquires that quiet patina
which is the hall-mark of the true antique. More...
- The knotting: a choice of Symetrical and Asymetrical is available. Darbari range carpets are woven in knotting densities ranging from around 256 to 900+ knots per sq. inch.
- The quality is genuine heirloom, designed to give excellent service for many generations.
These are woven strictly to specifications appropriate to the brief. Most are however made in 2 basic categories which are:-
Send us a good photo, painting or electronic
file of the design you want woven and our weaving-master will be happy to discuss the suitable specifications.
If you have no photograph tell us what you, your interior designer or architect have in mind and we will create an original for you.
Specifications for these naturally vary with the requirements
of each individual carpet that is commissioned. It helps if you send a
good photo of the original of your choice when you ask for details. We welcome the challenge of reviving ancient techniques for reproducing authentic carpets in rare and unusual weaves.
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