We are proud to say that no machines are ever used in our process and we still produce rugs the way that have been produced for centuries.
The production of Laroque rugs is based in Nepal. The rugs are hand-knotted using the Tibetan technique according to centuries-old tradition. The technique of hand-knotting is an ancient craft, requiring very high- skilled craftsmen. The ancient art form and master craft of hand knotting rugs continues today.
The designs are conceived using a computer at the creative center in Bochum and sent via the Internet to the workshops in Nepal. After the design drawn on graph paper the weavers take it and begin the process of making the rug.
Rugs are knotted on a loom. The model containing all the information of the design and color is slipped behind the loom for the weavers to check at any time.
Once it is knotted, the rug is shaven and, if necessary, the details of the design are carved out (embossing). In order to eliminate all unnecessary remains and to fix the color properly, the rug is thoroughly washed with fresh cold water, brushed and stretched out under the sunshine to dry.