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HANDCRAFT

The ANGELO collection offers three types of entirely handmade qualities:

THE TECHNIQUE OF HAND KNOTTING

The technique of hand knotting is an ancestral know-how that has been passed down from generation to generation and has kept its authenticity. This manufacturing technique requires dexterity, precision and patience.
The creation of a hand-knotted carpet consists of several equally important steps. The first step is the artisanal dyeing of the material; the second step is the colored drawing on paper on a life-size scale. Then the drawing is put on a vertical loom and it is up to the ANGELO knotters, experts in the Nepalese knot, to come on stage to make the carpet knot after knot. Once the knotting is finished and the finishing touches are made, the carpet is washed to accentuate the shine and softness of the velvet.
The quality of a hand-knotted carpet is determined by the choice of quality raw materials and by the density and fineness of its knots. This fineness is expressed in knots per square inch, the Angelo assortment ranging from 55 knots to 150 knots per square inch. The more knots there are, the greater finesse and detail accuracy you get.

THE TECHNIQUE OF HAND WEAVING

The hand-woven method is the most common and well-known technique. The weaving technique takes place on a horizontal loom. The weaver paints the patterns on a canvas put under the weaving warp and he weaves following the patterns.
Many weaving techniques exist which offer endless carpet possibilities.

THE TECHNIQUE OF HAND TUFTING

The tufting is a more recent craft technique, which allows the use of many materials, the production of many designs and patterns and offers shorter lead times than other methods. It also allows the creation of dense and comfortable carpets.
This technique consists first of all in drawing to scale one by one the design on a cotton weft. The strands of the fiber are then put one by one in the weft, using a needle. The fiber thus forms a loop through the weft which can be left this way or can be cut. The strands are then fixed with latex which is covered with a backrest.