by Thierry Duru



TECHNIQUE Knotted stitch

SIZE – cm

PRICE* 24439,00

* Price incl. VAT includes : Packaging of the product and home delivery regardless of your country of residence.





Wool is an animal fibre, most often derived from sheep fleece. Wool was already being spun as early as 5,000 BC. In Roman times, wool, leather and linen were the main materials used to make clothes. With the progressive development of mechanical processes and the evolution of breeding techniques, wool became the economic lung of several countries in the Xth century, and again in the XIIth. Renowned for its thermal and sound insulation properties, wool also offers the advantage of absorbing moisture. It is a noble and timeless material, used from time immemorial for its strength and durability. PINTON uses local wool with shorter carded fibres, which make it fluffier and give it more volume, or a specific type of wool from New-Zealand with long combed fibres that are more resistant to heavy traffic. Both types of wool are spun (carded or combed) and dyed in the spinning plant located in Felletin. Whether they are made in 100% pure virgin wool or blended with other materials like linen, silk, bamboo, leather or many others, PINTON wool rugs and carpets bring comfort and quality.


Silk is a natural animal fibre derived from the cocoon spun by the caterpillar of the bombyx mori (worm of the mulberry tree), unsurprisingly called the “silkworm”. Invented in China in the IIIrd millennium before Christ, silk wasn’t produced in Europe, mainly in Italy, before the end of the Middle Ages. And it’s only under the reign of Henri IV that silk production developed in France with the planting of 4 million mulberry trees in the Ardèche, Dauphiné and Cévennes areas. Silk threads are very strong and quality weaving makes silk very resistant. It gives a particular shine to the woven pieces and combines easily with other materials such as wool or bamboo. In its Couture collection PINTON offers 100% silk rugs, incredibly soft. In tapestries silk is most often used in complement of one or more other materials like wool or even cotton.


Thierry Duru is a major figure of French textile and surface design. Boldness is distinctive trait of his creations and expresses itself through his lavish drawings and use of colours, and the multitude of objects that he appropriates. Ever surprising in his choice of themes and patterns, his work is exceptional and unique. His passion and his textile expertise led him to diversify his creations and explore different areas, from fashion to interior design, decorative arts and tapestry. Thierry Duru is established in Nîmes where he has been working since 1998 as a freelance designer for companies who all share a taste for his singular vision and his unusual pieces.

Cheeky but not eccentric, playing with the codes of his trade while complying with them, he is one of the boldest designers to collaborate with PINTON.

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.