Thanks to modern equipment, China remains the leader in the production of high-quality silk threads. Therefore, we prefer Chinese silk - unlike Indian silk, it has a thinner and smoother thread. Indian silk is rough, with uneven color. We use it in some carpets to give them a more grunge look. Chinese and Indian silk does not have as pronounced luster as bamboo or viscose. It can be compared more with velvet, it gives carpets noble elegance.
CASHMERE OR PASHMINA
Premium cashmere, or pashmina, is made from the precious down of the Kashmiri mountain goats. They live in the Himalayan mountains at an altitude of over 4 thousand meters and have an incredibly tender, thin, light and warm underwool down. In the spring, it is combed exclusively from the neck and abdomen of animals and manually spun threads from it. It is not for nothing that the down is called precious - from one goat per year it can be obtained in total about 150 g, and after processing this amount decreases almost 2-3 times. High-quality cashmere is a very delicate and expensive material, so we use it only in carpets of 150–300 knots per 1 square meter. inch. Cashmere has a slight sheen.
COAT OF MERINOS
Super soft high-quality wool, which is obtained from a special breed of fine-wool sheep. Once this breed was bred exclusively in Spain and was considered a national treasure — right up to the 18th century their export was prohibited. Over time, the laws changed, the merino spread throughout the world.
We use the highest grade of merino wool, softness and appearance close to good cashmere grades. Like cashmere, this wool does not shine. At first, the down comes out on the surface of the carpet from the threads, and the feature of high quality merino wool is the absence of such down.
Super resistant material of thick and wavy hair of Tibetan sheep, but in its pure form is rather rough to the touch. To obtain a softer surface, we twist Tibetan wool with silk or bamboo threads.
Of all the natural materials, Tibetan wool is the most durable and practical to care for. Stains and other impurities are more easily removed from it than from silk or bamboo. In places where people wear shoes, we recommend using Tibetan wool.
Bamboo is a type of viscose, which is made from bamboo stalks. Some companies call it vegetable or art silk, but this is just a marketing ploy of cunning producers. Carpets made of bamboo have a cold, pronounced shine, they are soft and pleasant to the touch and are much cheaper than silk, but it is very delicate material to use. One hundred percent bamboo carpets are best used for bedrooms. For other rooms we recommend carpets made from mixed yarn of bamboo with wool.
We were one of the first in Nepal to begin to make and actively use silk wool. To create it, we mix the raw materials of natural silk and Tibetan wool in a special machine and from the obtained fiber we twist this beautiful thread according to its texture. By changing the percentages of silk and wool, threads are obtained with varying degrees of softness. This material has a light pleasant shine and a vintage effect, due to the non-uniform thickness of the thread.