WARP’s rugs and tapestries are conceived as digital works of art, meticulously brought to life through a diverse range of weaving techniques.
WARP proudly collaborates with some of Nepal's most exceptional rug and carpet weavers, whose legacy in traditional carpet weaving spans over three millennia.
Every element of WARP's creations is painstakingly crafted by skilled hands, from the vibrant dyeing of the wool to the intricate weaving of each carpet.
Guided by a graphical representation of the design, wherein each square on the graph equates to a single knot of wool, mirroring the precision of a digital pixel.
WARP's partner artisans embark on a journey of intricate weaving, wielding unparalleled precision as they delicately loop and knot every thread of wool by hand. The result of this meticulous craftsmanship is a mere 10-15 centimeters of tapestry produced per day, a testament to the artistry of handwoven rugs.
Within the studio, WARP crafts personal tapestries using a contemporary approach to handweaving, known as tufting.
This innovative technique harmoniously blends ancient weaving traditions with cutting-edge technology. Hand tufting begins with a canvas or similar material, where WARP employs a tufting gun to fire wool strands through.
The canvas backing serves as the canvas for the tapestry's design, and is meticulously filled in with yarn from the rear of the tapestry almost the same as spray painting but with wool.
Yarn strands gracefully traverse in and out of the canvas base, gradually building the tapestry's pile over time.
The hand-tufted quality offers boundless creative possibilities.
In addition to the handwoven and hand-tufted creations, WARP also celebrates the time-honored art of jacquard loom weaving. This automated weaving technique seamlessly combines tradition with innovation, allowing WARP to transform digital designs into rich, textured tapestries.
Utilizing a jacquard loom, intricate patterns are meticulously woven into the fabric with precision and consistency.
This method opens up new vistas of creativity and detail, enabling WARP to produce intricate designs that capture the essence of digital art in textile form.
The result is stunning tapestries that honor centuries of weaving tradition while embracing the possibilities of the digital age.