Beautiful and enduring, hand-knotted rugs have been the floor layer of choice for centuries. Crafted entirely by hand using techniques that date back to ancient times, hand-knotted rugs are beloved for their intricate patterns, storied past and one-of-a-kind style.
PROCESS MAKES PERFECT
Using masterfully dyed fibers – usually wool or silk – artisans craft the rugs on a vertical loom. Vertical threads (warp threads) run from the top to the bottom of the loom and eventually become the rug’s fringe. The weaver ties precise knots horizontally across the warp to create the foundation of the rug (the welt). Each knot is tied, cut, and then tied again to fully secure the knot. Experienced weavers can tie one knot every two seconds and 10,000 knots in an eight-hour day.
MEET THE MAKERS
Williams Sonoma Home hand-knotted rugs are made through the collaborative efforts of a passionate and committed team. Our in-house designers draw on ancient textile motifs as well as modern design trends to create heirloom quality rugs that complement a range of spaces.
EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE
Our hand-knotted rugs bring unrivaled character and beauty to floors. Because they’re crafted entirely by hand, they can endure a lifetime (and beyond) of use. Quality fibers, an advanced dying process and extremely dense knot counts contribute to their longevity. Special attention is paid to the luster of the yarns, the consistency of the pile height and the preciseness of the pattern.
FIND YOUR DESIGN
Our collection of hand-knotted rugs blends traditional and vintage textile patterns from around the
globe – from Turkey and India to Uzbekistan and China – with a fresh, modern approach to color, scale and composition. A blend of old and new, our hand-knotted rugs layer well with both modern and traditional interiors.