Typically, when after a rug or carpet has been created, it will be sheared to have an even pile height www.rugrag.com. Carving is done after a rug has been trimmed to this desired height to create "valleys," lower areas and texture by shearing around design elements. What this means is the effort made is to create texture by eliminating material from an even, or otherwise flat plane. This is a far easier technique than embossing, as any rug with enough pile may be "carved" to otherwise accentuate texture and depth of a rug.
Our rugs are hand knotted with masterful care and meticulous attention to detail. High-low shearing brings the design into relief, while the hand-spun blended wool endows the rug with a soft feel and understated luster. Thick, visible knots confer a weathered look, yet the pile boasts lasting beauty and superb resilience.