The pattern of the rug Kimono has its origin in the East Asian Pacific and is produced by a traditional process: the Ikat technique. In Japan Ikat fabrics are still woven today and used in the creation of high quality kimonos. The naming of the carpet results from this context.
The yarn used for Ikat is only partially dyed by hand before the weaving. It is wound on rolls and the color is applied across the yarn in uneven quantities. Due to different absorbency and changing tensile conditions, color gradients develop, which merge smoothly into one another. Weaving then forms the typical, gently tapering stripes.
Ikat is also used in the production of the kimono rug. Its pure wool is dyed in traditional ikat technique, which gives rise to the beautiful striped pattern when weaving. In addition, the carpet is certified with the "GoodWeave" seal. This guarantees the buyer that only adult and experienced craftsmen have made the carpet.
The magazine Brigitte introduces our rug Kimono in the June 2015 edition and notes: "... who wants a handmade carpet that was not produced under exploitative conditions, should pay attention to the "GoodWeave" seal." (Source: Brigitte 14 / 2015)