Friday, April 3, 2009

Weavers Rug Gallery also known as Bengal Rug Company

Weavers Rug Gallery was known before as Bengal Rug Company.
We are retail and also wholesaler of area rugs. We have been in business for more than 11 years.
Here are a little bit of footage video of our store.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Hand knotted, Hand Tufted and Machine Made Rugs

I came across with so many customers who are confused between hand knotted , hand tufted and machine made rugs.

Here are some brief description that I come out to educate people.

Hand knotted rugs are made from wool or silk or combination of both. These material also there is more to tell. I will discuss them later on. As it was said "hand knotted" that's mean made by hand started from designing, make the thread yarn , dye, knotting in the looms, crushed or cut the pile, wash the rugs, and drying them in the sun . There are several style to do the knots. It can be Persian knots, Tibetan knots, Jaipur knots and now a days the most famous are Ziegler or Chobbi. The knots also comes in different quality. Quality in rugs is determine by how many knots of wool they used to make the rugs.

Hand tufted rugs are also made from wool or silk or combination of both. The same in hand knotted they are made by hand, but unlike hand knotted they are not knotting. Instead they used hand glue gun to attached the yarn into a backing (usually cotton backing). Therefore hand tufted are much less expensive than the hand knotted.

Machine Made rugs are made from synthetic such as polypropylene, nylon, viscose (also known as artificial silk), but you can also find wool machine made rugs. They all made in the computerise machine. Therefore machine made rugs size are always standard, such as 4x6, 5x8, 7x10 and 8x11, you can find few of them in 10x13. (unlike hand knotted as they are made by human hand they can be vary in sizes, either few inches here and there) In North America, the sizes for hand knotted rugs are different from European market, the size are 4x6, 6x9,8x10 and 9x12, some places also carry larger size. Both machine and hand also available in round and rectangular.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vegetable Dye Rugs

What is vegetable dye ?
Vegetable dye are coloring from all kind of natural products
1. Most common colors are from Plants such as leaves, flowers, seeds, roots and barks.
2. Other colors come from minerals such as ochre and ultramarines.
3. The last colors come from animal like insects

Vegetable dyes has been known since ancient civilization of man kind and has been developed since then.
Unlike chemical dyes that can be hazards to human or creating skin diseases, this vegetable dye might be the solution and give more advantage.
The color of vegetable dye also give an old and wash out looks that creates antique and soft colors in rugs.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

New Arrival Modern Tibetan Rugs

Here are some of the latest design in Weavers Rug Gallery.
Hand knotted in wool and silk from India and Nepal.
Design in modern looks.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

About Us

Weavers Rug Gallery is located in a Designer's strip Mall in Mississauga.
The address is 2575 Dundas St. West, unit# 22, Mississauga, Ontario L5K 2M6, Canada.

Weavers collection are varies from Hand knotted to Machine Made area rugs and also available in matching runners. The collection comes from all around the world in high qualities and variables designs and colors.

Come and see Weavers Rug Gallery