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At last, discriminating designers and consumers have a superior alternative when seeking the finest luxury in solid color area rugs. Khooloo (pronounced koo-loo), reflective of the Tibetan word for cashmere, is one of many innovations from Tufenkian Carpets. The most premium hand-knotted solid area rugs available are available in many colors, different qualities such as kotana, timpa, homespun, and yak soo, and can be produced seamlessly in sizes up to hotel lobby size. Custom colors for solid rugs are also available for a small upcharge.
Tufenkian is re-introducing solid rugs in response to a growing need among high-end designers and consumers for the quality of handcrafted carpets in custom sizes. “More and more, customers have been asking us to cut, stretch, or otherwise ‘fit’ our standard carpets – ranging from 3’x5’ to 13’x18’’ – into specially sized environments,” said the leader of the sales team. “The fact is that there are no custom-size solid color rugs currently in existence that provide the same soft, sensuous texture of handmade Tibetan yarn with high volumes of lanolin.” For rooms where a solid rug is preferred, a single color hand-woven solid color area rug can be made. Solid color rugs have the same luxurious look and feel of the very best hand knotted carpets.
Each of our solid color area rugs are entirely handcrafted using either hand spun Tibetan or Armenian yarn, which results in far greater density than yarns made of traditional wool pile. The Tufenkian process allows the yarn’s wool fibers to retain their original length throughout each carpet’s production, which prevents the finished product from feeling stiff and dry to the touch. The preservation of the wool’s integrity is what distinguishes a handmade carpet from a machine-made carpet, and the production time for each finished product reflects this careful attention. For a three-foot-wide solid rug , a single weaver can only weave approximately four inches of length per day. This means that solid color rugs 15’ square will take approximately 6,500 hours to produce, from shearing to shipping. “Customers who demand and appreciate the high quality of a handmade carpet understand the length of time it takes to craft one. They know solid rugs are well worth the wait.”