The twenty-one million knots project

Just in case you thought weaving up a bespoke rug is quick and easy, consider the following. We are busy working on an exciting project that comprises of weaving up fitted carpeting for four bedrooms, one living area, a study and a lobby/passage area for an elite residence in Cape Town.

The project requires 75 weavers who will be working for a total of 54 000 hours. Weaving is done on 6m wide looms using a total weight of 1900kg of wool. Each square meter or carpet comprises of 61 000 knots, resulting in 21 million knots being knotted for the entire project.