F i n e H a n d - k n o t t e d T i b e t a n R u g s
The rugs are hand-knotted by highly skilled artisans in Nepal using pure Tibetan wool or a combination of Tibetan wool and Chinese Silk .
The wool used in these rugs is either machine-carded or hand-carded - depending on the design of the rug. All the wool is hand-spun.
The fibers in the 3-ply yarn are at least 4 – 6” insuring that the rug is resilient and will produce very little shedding.
The wool is pot-dyed in small batches. We have a palette of over 1,000 available colors to choose from.
The yarns are then typically woven at 100 knots per inch onto a cotton foundation on a vertical loom. The weavers follow a pattern or graph to weave the rug. This pattern has been designed, edited and reviewed with the weavers by Mr. Cruz.
There may be several weavers working on the rug simultaneously.
Since the rugs are hand-made, each rug is unique, and will slightly vary from rug to rug.
After an order is placed, please allow 12 - 16 weeks to receive your rug. Since these rugs are woven by hand, larger rugs require more time.
These rugs are "GoodWeave" certified, meaning that no child labor was used. Gary Cruz Studio is a Goodweave licensed importer using only Goodweave certified manufacturers. For more information, please visit their website at www.goodweave.org
We will be happy to help you decide if you need a custom size or custom colors.
If you email us a picture of your room, or a floor plan with dimensions and any other details, such as color and fabric palettes, we can help you determine what would be work best for your room.
We have over 1,000 colors to choose from in customizing a rug for you.
Yes, we are happy to work with your designer or other trade professionals in residential and commercial applications.
For general maintenance, just vacuum in the direction of the pile on a regular basis. Never use a broom on the rug.
You may want to rotate the rug once a year, to vary the traffic pattern and to allow all parts of the rug to get the same quality of light over time.
It is highly recommended that you use a non-skid pad under the rug.
Attend to stains as soon as possible. First, blot the stain with an absorbent cloth- do not rub it into the rug. Use a mild soap and water mixture to remove the remaining stain. If it persists, professionally clean.
Gary Cruz Studio
601 West 26th St., Suite 308 (Starrett Lehigh Building)
26th St., between 11th Ave and the West Side Hwy
New York, NY 10001
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