JACARANDA CARPETS & RUGS
The spark for Jacaranda was created back in 2003 when a friend showed Richard Meager, founder and CEO, an “interesting” carpet sample that had landed on his desk. “It’s unusual, handmade in India and great value for its quality, but sadly not right for my business” he said. Richard contacted the supplier, flew to India within the week and ordered his first container of carpet.
A company had to follow quickly, which he named Jacaranda after the trees that lined the streets of New Delhi with beautiful purple flowers on that first visit. Flowers that reminded him of the Jacaranda tree that dominated the Cape Town garden of his childhood.
The majority of Jacaranda’s handmade carpets and rugs are hand-woven.
Hand-weaving is an art that takes time and skill.
Each roll of Jacaranda handmade carpet passes through at least 130 skilled hands, across 208 hours, over approximately 26 days. From dying and drying yarn, winding bobbins, warping yarn and hand-weaving on looms; to adding and drying the backing, shearing, hand-finishing and quality control. Every pair of skilled hands involved at each stage, play their part in creating Jacaranda’s wonderful natural colour bank and character filled textures.
JACARANDA RIBA-APPROVED CPD VIDEO
HAND WOVEN CARPET PRODUCTION
HAND-WOVEN CARPET INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
HAND KNOTTED HIMALAYAN RUGS
HAND TUFTED RUGS