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Everything in Karpeta is born from passion. The passion for raw materials and techniques but also for innovation. So we try to apply technology to artisanal know-how, blending the contemporary with tradition. Each product represents the union of innovation and hand-made, for pieces in which tradition is reinvented by design in perfect harmony to create the most contemporary style.

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FLEECE RUGS

The technique used for pile rugs consists in intersecting the longitudinal threads (spectrum) with the transversal threads (weft). The yarn is stretched onto the loom to create a tight warp. Working from the bottom upwards, the artisans weave the weft, creating various patterns and textures.
To create the “pile”, the fibre is wound around a special shaft during the weaving process and cut to ensure it is the same height.
The backing to the pile is in cotton and holds the framework of the rug together. The final effect is a soft, supple rug.

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FLATWEAVE RUGS

Flatweave rugs, commonly called dhurries, are made by the artisan using the loom to weave a series of vertical threads (warp) of a given yarn with a series of horizontal threads (weft). This technique is characterised by its lack of “pile” and backing. Expert manual skill is necessary for this traditional weaving method which allows the weaver to produce flat rugs with detailed patterns.

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The craftsman's skillful hands intervene on the carpet, sculpting it with skill, defining its contours with precision or playing with its thickness. These processes give the carpet three-dimensional and tactile effects, transforming it into a true sculpture.

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FLATWEAVE RUGS WITH 3D TEXTURE

Like the flatweave, this type of rug is hand-woven and has almost identical characteristics, but with added elements in relief yarn. In fact, tufts of pile are incorporated into the flatweave which, following a more free-style pattern compared to the weft, endow the rug with both volume and personality.

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HANDKNOTTED RUGS

Handknotted rugs are produced using the ancient technique whereby the knots are tied by hand, one by one. The knotting technique, type of knot and its thickness give the rug unique characteristics. The quality of the rug increases in proportion to the number of knots of which it is made up. Handknotted rugs are works of the highest artisanal manufacture.

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MATERIALS

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The use of the highest quality raw materials is at the core of the company’s philosophy. The Karpeta team supervises the whole production process, choosing to reduce the environmental impact to a minimum. The use of only natural yarns and colours as well as methods of low environmental impact reflect the focus of our time on environmental themes, but without sacrificing aesthetics. 

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WOOL

We use only the finest quality pure New Zealand wool which guarantees a high resilience and, therefore, excellent durability.

SILK

This highly prized yarn has a characteristic sheen and is extremely soft to the touch. We use silks from China and India.

LINEN

Linen is made up of 70% cellulose. It is shiny, smooth and cool to the touch.

HEMP

This fibre comes from the stalk of the plant of the same name and is characterised by its rustic appearance and roughness to the touch. It is a tough resilient fibre and so does not absorb the dye uniformly.

VISCOSE

Viscose is an artificial fibre obtained from processing wood pulp from trees (or from other materials, such as cotton or straw). It has a silky sheen and is particularly soft to the touch.

TENCEL

Tencel is obtained from processing cellulose derived from wood, mainly Eucalyptus, and is an eco-sustainable alternative to the cultivation and extraction of cotton. It is particularly soft and silky to the touch, rather like viscose, and has excellent absorption and moisture management qualities.

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