In Arequipa, also known as the White City for the white stone buildings that surround it, we partner with a small women-led workshop to create our pile rugs. The rugs are hand-knotted on vertical looms.
The hand-knotting process allows for very intricate rug designs. The weavers are masters of this unique technique and quickly knot row after row. Later, the yarns are cut to create a smooth, consistent surface and plush textural rug.