About Our Curated Rug Collections
Loops & Knots is a purveyor of quality handmade rugs intended to bring one-of-a-kind vintage and modern pieces into dynamic spaces. Our unique collections are masterfully styled and curated to make fine rugs more accessible. By interweaving the artistry of each rug with the individual space, we create a multifaceted story that gives meaning to tradition through a contemporary vision.
Fair Trade Sourced Rugs
We think of each rug as a work of art that showcases the craftsmanship of centuries of traditional weaving techniques. The rugs vary greatly in design and construction and fall into a distinct collection indicative of each region: Traditional, Vintage, Flatweave, Modern. From the subtle variations of each hand-pulled knot to the way the light catches the silk fibers, our rugs will blend in—or stand out.
All our rugs and flatweaves are hand-knotted by skilled weavers in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey and Nepal in fair trade environments using sustainable materials. In collaboration with regional weavers, we work to preserve the ancient art and heritage of craftspeople in those areas. We strive to offer the best quality throughout all our collections.
What Does "Loops & Knots" Mean?
Hand-knotted rugs are made up essentially of three elements: the warp, the weft, and the knots. The so-called knots that make up a pile rug are not actually knots, but loops, wrapped around pairs of adjacent warps.
Knots vary according to local and tribal weaving traditions: In hooked rugs, yarn loops stay intact as they are pulled through a backing material. Flatweaves, woven on a loom, are made by hand by weaving horizontal yarns through vertical yarns. For hand-knotted rugs, crafted weavers tie individual knots to the warp yarns that make up the length of the rug, and no two hand-knotted rugs are exactly alike. Rug construction refers to how a rug is made, and, as with all construction, not all are created equal. The construction determines the look, texture, quality, and longevity of your rug. Loops & Knots preserves the intricacy of these time-honored techniques.