The _Story

The Colchani rugs have a chanel-esque chequered design

The Uyuni rugs have horizontal ripples in two colour ways. Our Uyuni quality is woven with a mixture of yarns, resulting in diverse layers with a lot of structure. The cotton chenille in different counts and the space dyed wool recreate the salt layer on top of the rich mineral underground.

The _Construction

Jacquard

Invented in 1804 by Frenchman, Joseph Marie Jacquard, the original Jacquard head simplified the process of machine making complex patterns through a number of punched cards ‘chained' together in sequence. Each card featured a number of punched holes to form a single row of the pattern and the chain could be as long as needed, helping Jacquard equipped looms to produce some really fantastic and surprisingly intricate designs. Now with digital control, modern-day electronic Jacquard machines are computer-controlled, significantly reducing the downtime with changing traditional card machines, avoiding the necessity for repeats and showing almost complete versatility in creating pattern. By far the best way to machine make rugs, electronic Jacquard rug making speeds-up production dramatically, helping to bring beautiful design at a really competitive price point.