The textural Overlay hand knotted rug from the Verso collection features layered painterly lines in pink, green and blue tones.
Revealing the raw nature of rug making through unusual compositions, Verso is a new collection designed by Gill Thorpe.
Hand knotted by weavers in Afghanistan using textural Ghazni wool.
The name Verso relates to how the craftsmanship behind the making of each rug is revealed from the back, telling the story of both maker and process. Woven as part of a partnership with a local NGO, with the objective of maintaining a steady workflow and to support the weavers who are predominantly female through education and health services whilst preserving the craft of weaving.
The production of each rug in this collection is certified by Label Step, a Swiss non-profit who ensures a comprehensive set of fair-trade standards are met, including good working conditions and the prohibition of child labour.
Labour intensive and painstaking, hand-knotting is the most traditional way of making and creates rugs of exceptional quality and longevity. Perfect for fine work and intricate patterns, a hand-knotted rug really is the don. Our hand-knotted styles range in density from 60-knots per inch right up to 150-knots for incredibly fine, velvet-like softness.