The Process

The Materials

Weese Rugs are hand-knotted at 100 knots per square inch using 100% Tibetan wool with silk accents. When wool is shorn from sheep living at high altitude on the Tibetan plateau, the result is high lanolin content. A rug made from this wool is extremely durable and stain resistant. Silk accents add beauty and depth to each pattern.

Our natural dyes promote beautiful variations in hues. When certain colors are requested which cannot be obtained by natural dyes, we use azo-free chemical dyes which leave very few residuals behind.

Once an order is placed, a small sample is generated for color approval. Upon customer approval, the rug is woven to match that exact sample to assure quality control.

The Rugmakers

Tibetan weavers are some of the finest weavers in the world. Using an ancient and time-tested technique, each rug is hand knotted on a traditional Tibetan loom in Nepal. Child labor is prohibited, wages are fair and work conditions are humane.

The wools and silks are cleaned, spun and dyed by Nepalese living near Katmandu. Tibetans then weave the materials into rugs at 100 knots per square inch. The end result is a highly durable and lustrous carpet woven to last many lifetimes.

Because the rugs are hand-made, slight variations in pattern and size may occur. These subtleties add to the beauty of the finished product, making each rug unique.

A percentage of Weese Rugs proceeds is donated annually to the International Campaign for Tibet.