knotted stitch

The technique called knotted stitch or point noué remains associated with Savonnerie rugs. This name is a legacy of the XVIIth century when Louis XIII relocated the workshops of the Persian and Levant style rug manufactory founded by Henri IV to a disused soap factory. Knotted stitch rugs are entirely made by hand on high warp looms. The weavers work from a cartoon and create a succession of lines of knots and loops separated by a weft thread. These rugs are particularly resistant and robust. They are made of wool or silk, or a mix of both. At PINTON we own over 4,000 original cartoons of antique rugs that can be made to order. Our manufactory also makes its expertise available to artists and designers in order to create contemporary rugs using this technique.