At CAVALCANTI we pride ourselves in the expertise
of our craftspeople. CAVALCANTI’s rugs and carpets are
produced using three different techniques:
weaving, tufting and knotting.



Weaving is a method in which two distinct sets of yarns are interlaced at right angles to form the fabric. The longitudinal threads are called the warp and the lateral threads, forming the surface of the rug, are the weft. Within this framework variations are introduced to create regular patterns and textures. 

Our woven collection, FlatWeaves, is hand-made in Portugal with pure New Zealand wool.



Tufting is a method in which strands of yarn are inserted onto a base and then stabilised with natural latex. This technique permits greater freedom in the composition, allowing the hand to move freely to define and fill out areas of the design. 

Our hand tufted rugs can be made with Wool, Moon (Eucalyptus fibre) and Flax (Linen).



Hand-knotting is a very intricate and labour-intensive rug weaving process. Before weaving begins, the rugs full-scale design is drawn on special graph paper. Once the design is drafted, it is placed on a loom where columns of thread - the warp - are stretched vertically and secured by arranging the horizontal rows - the weft - using wool or silk. 

All our hand-knotted rugs are fully certified by the GoodWeave Foundation.