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Coralie's simplified process includes follow-up training to ensure that sales associates and designers have an in-depth understanding of handmade rugs and its manufacturing processes - helping them to sell more and generate more satisfied customers.

Coralie collection includes a very large number of designs in a wide range of styles, sizes, textures and colors - from simple solids and bold geometrics to floral and highly detailed classic designs - all created to coordinate with popular upholstery and paint colors.

Overview of Coralie

All designs/qualities are Stocked in United Kingdom and Shipped within 48 Hours, and we continue to add new range of designs/qualities/colours in our Inventory in United Kingdom.

• Vertical manufacturer of handmade rugs & Hand-woven Broadloom Carpets

  - Buys raw material

  - Spins and dyes wool

  - Weaving/stitching

  - Imports and Stocks in UK

• Located in Sleaford, UK with Factory in Bhadohi, India.

• Large retailable inventory in UK

• All products made by voluntarily employed individuals of legal employment age who

  Earn fair wages and work in a clean and safe environment.

Sizes available For Rugs

Small
For rugs up to 90×150cm

Medium

For rugs up to 120×180cm

Large
For rugs up to 160×230cm

Construction Guide

HAND-KNOTTED

Hand-knotting is the most intricate, labor-intensive, rug weaving process in use today. The quality of a hand-knotted rug is determined by the number of knots per square inch.

A higher number of knots translate to better quality. A complex pattern can require very dense knotting and takes a long time to produce. An average weaver can tie about 3,000 knots per day.

HOW TO IDENTIFY: Individual knots are visible on the back of hand-knotted rugs, making it possible to see the overall pattern and colors used on the rug's surface. The weaving and knots will be slightly uneven and not perfectly uniform. The fringe of a hand-knotted rug is an extension of the rug's foundation.

DURABILITY: Longest lasting construction. Good ones can last 10-25 years. Great ones can last 100+ years.

SHEDDING: Sheds less than a typical hand-tufted rug.

MANUFACTURING TIME: 5-9 months

 

HAND-TUFTED

Hand-tufted rugs are made using a hand-operated tool to punch strands of wool into a canvas that has been stretched on a frame. After piling with wool, the rug is removed from the frame and a secondary cotton backing is glued to the back.

HOW TO IDENTIFY: An adhesive is used to attach a canvas backing to the back of hand-tufted rugs to hold the yarns together. Tufted rugs typically have a cut pile

Surface, although some designs have both loop and cut pile combined to add a dimensional effect to the pattern.

DURABILITY: Lasts 3-10 years (5-10 years for Premium/3-6 years for Standard), depending on use.

SHEDDING:  Sheds initially subsiding over time. Degree of shedding depends on wool quality and rug density. Less expensive hand-tufted rugs shed more than higher end hand-tufted rugs.

MANUFACTURING TIME:  2-3 months

 

HAND-LOOMED SHAG

Hand-loomed shag rugs are made on hand-operated looms with hundreds of plush, twisted and slightly felted yarns. A team of weavers uses a long steel rod to shoot the fiber across the vertical strings that run the lengths of the rug. Each fiber can be as long as 6".

HOW TO IDENTIFY: Identifiable by a deep pile, giving it a shaggy appearance. May or may not have a canvas backing.

DURABILITY: Lasts 2-4 years, depending on use.

SHEDDING (WOOL): Moderate shedding for an extended period subsiding over time.

SHEDDING (POLYESTER):  Minimal shedding.

MANUFACTURING TIME: 4-6 months

 

Hand Hooked

Hand-hooked rugs go through the same process as hand-tufted rugs. Tufted rugs, however, have a cut pile surface, while hooked rugs have a looped (rounded) pile surface. Rug making is now combining both cut and loop techniques.

HOW TO IDENTIFY: Similar to hand-tufted rugs, an adhesive is used to attach a canvas backing to the back of hand-tufted rugs to hold the yarns together. Hooked rugs

Have a looped (rounded) pile surface.

DURABILITY: Lasts 3-10 years, depending on use.

SHEDDING: Sheds less than hand-tufted rugs, subsiding over time.

MANUFACTURING TIME: 4-6 months

 

HAND-LOOMED FLATWEAVE

Flat weave rugs are typically constructed from wool, cotton or synthetic materials and can be hand-woven or machine-made. In contrast to the perpendicular yarn placement used in hand-tufted and hand-knotted rugs, the yarn is tightly woven along a foundational structure that consists of warp strands. As a result, the yarn is flat - without knots - and covers both the top and bottom of the rug. The pattern on the front of the rug can typically be viewed clearly from both sides, making these rugs reversible.

HOW TO IDENTIFY: The design of a flat weave rug appears the same on the front as on the back, making these rugs reversible.

DURABILITY: Lasts 3-10 years, depending on use.

SHEDDING: Moderate shedding subsiding over time.

REVERSIBLE:  Can extend rug life by flipping the rug.

MANUFACTURING TIME: 4-6 months

 

HAND-LOOMED WOOL

Hand-loomed rugs are made on hand-operated looms using different types of yarn. A team of weavers uses a long steel rod and shoots the fiber across the vertical strings that run the lengths of the rug. In this construction, rugs can be all cut pile, cut and loop pile or all loop pile. These rugs may be hand-carved to accentuate texture and design.

HOW TO IDENTIFY: Low to medium pile. May or may not have a canvas backing.

DURABILITY: Lasts 2-6 years, depending on use.

SHEDDING:  Moderate shedding, subsiding over time. Degree of shedding depends on wool quality and rug density. Less expensive hand-loomed rugs will shed more than higher end hand-loomed rugs.

MANUFACTURING TIME: 4-5 months

 

FEATURES

PLANT FIBERS

BAMBOO

Bamboo fibers are extracted from natural bamboo plants. Bamboo fibers are durable and resilient.

VISCOSE

Viscose is made from regenerated wood cellulose and has a shiny appearance. Viscose rugs should be used only in dry areas.

COTTON

Cotton is a cellulose fiber that grows on cotton plants in bolls. Cotton fibers are soft and relatively easy to care for.

HEMP

Hemp is a durable natural plant fiber. Dyed hemp yarn retains a variation of color in its natural state. (Hemp is in the same plant family as jute.)

JUTE

Jute is a strong and durable natural plant fiber. Dyed hemp yarn retains a variation of color in its natural state. (Jute is in the same plant family as hemp.)

LINEN

Linen is made from the bast fibers of a flax plant.Linen is durable and strong, and the fibers are lint-free and will not stretch. Slubs, or small knots, are characteristic of linen yarn.

SEAGRASS

Seagrass is a durable natural plant fiber harvested from marine areas.

SISAL

Sisal refers to the stiff fiber from a sisal plant, the strongest and hardest wearing natural plant fiber used in rug making.

 

ANIMAL FIBERS

HAIR-ON-HIDE

Hair-on-hide refers to an animal pelt with the natural hair intact. Hair-on-hide rugs typically use cowhides.

LEATHER

Leather is a material resulting from an animal hides that has undergone a tanning process.

 

NEW ZEALAND WOOL

New Zealand wool is longer staple wool, which results in a softer, lustrous texture.

SEMI-WORSTED WOOL

In semi-worsted wool, shorter fibers are combed out so that the longer, more durable and lustrous wool fibers can be used for finer quality rugs. Semi-worsted wool is more heavily twisted.

SILK

Silk is a fiber produced by silkworms. The silkworms make cocoons that are carefully unwound to gather fine fibers that can be spun into thread/yarn. Silk fiber is strong, soft and lustrous.

WOOL

Wool is made from sheep's fleece. The fleece is sheared from the sheep and then scoured to clean the fiber. Wool is a very durable and resilient natural fiber.

 

HIGHLY PROCESSED PLANT FIBERS

BAMBOO SILK

Bamboo fiber is processed to resemble silk in look and feel.

BANANA SILK

Fibers from the stalk of a banana plant are processed to resemble silk in look and feel.

 

SYNTHETIC FIBERS

NYLON

Nylon is a polymide-based synthetic fiber that is abrasion resistant, stain resistant and easy to clean.

OLEFIN

Olefin is a synthetic fiber made from a polyolefin. Olefin is strong, resistant to stain and mildew, and has excellent colorfastness.

POLY ACRYLIC

Poly acrylic refers to a fiber made from an acrylic polymer.

POLYESTER

Polyester is a polymer fiber that is resilient, quick-drying and stain resistant/easy to care for.

POLYPROPYLENE

Polypropylene is a lightweight fiber that is extruded.It is often used in outdoor safe rugs.

PVC

PVC is a plastic fiber, sometimes made from recycled plastics. Most PVC rugs are outdoor safe.

RECYCLED MATERIALS

Some or all fibers in the rug are made from recycled materials - for example, chocho (sari silk), denim, leather scraps or PVC (plastic).

 

DESIGN DESCRIPTION ATTRIBUTES

ANTIQUE WASH

Heavy washing creates a faded/worn look reminiscent of vintage rugs.

BRAIDED TEXTURE

Surface of the rug has a plaited look and texture.

CHENILLE

Chenille refers to a corded yarn with a pile that is spun in a specific way to create a caterpillar texture.

FELT

Wool fibers, synthetic fibers or a blend, are agitated or boiled so that the fibers bond together and become compacted.

FRIEZE

Frieze is used to describe a cut-pile rug with twisted yarns and a crimped, textured appearance.

HARD TWIST TEXTURE

Hard twist texture refers to the use throughout the rug of a yarn that has been twisted more tightly than usual to create a more textural/rough effect on the final rug surface.

LOOP TEXTURE

Small loops are created by hand hooking the yarn to add an interesting surface texture.

COTTON BORDER

A cotton fabric is wrapped around the edges of the rug and tucked under for a finished look.

FRINGE/TASSEL DETAIL

Fringe refers to the loose warp threads that extend beyond the end of the rug. Tassels are loose thread details that are added typically to the corners of the rug.

 

HAND-STITCHED

Thread or yarn is stitched by hand to the surface of a rug for added detail.

HARD TWIST ACCENTS

Areas of the design use hard twist yarn, which is twisted more tightly than usual to create a more textural effect on the final rug surface.

LOOP DETAILS

A hand-hooked technique is used in some areas of the design to add texture to the rug.

 

FUNCTIONALITY ATTRIBUTES

EASY CARE

Easy care rugs are stain resistant and easy to clean. They will show minimal wear and tear with high foot traffic.

REVERSIBLE

Reversible rugs can be used with either side of the rug facing up. Both sides of the rug are finished and functional. Reversible rugs typically have no pile.

OUTDOOR SAFE

This refers to rugs that are mildew/mold resistant, fade resistant and easy to clean. These durable rugs can be used on porches and patios, in kitchens, kids' rooms and high traffic areas. Polypropylene, PVC and olefin are some common examples of outdoor safe rug fibers.

MINIMAL SHEDDING

These rugs will shed very little with normal foot traffic/wear and tear. Can apply to hand-knotted rugs, hand-tufted polyester rugs, hair-on-hides, loomed rugs and hand-hooked rugs.

NO SHEDDING

These rugs will not shed with normal foot traffic/wear and tear, as fibers remain intact. Can apply to synthetic fiber machine-made rugs, rugs with no pile and some felt rugs.

LUSTROUS SHEEN

A rug is said to have a lustrous sheen when the content/ construction reflects light and creates a visible shine on the surface of the rug.

OVERDYED

A process applied at the washing stage where a colored dye is added to the rug to create a one color cast on the rug surface.

RIBBON SHAG

Loose pile composed primarily of flat, ribbon-shaped yarns.

SHAPED EDGES

The edges of the rug are not standard, straight edges, but instead are irregularly shaped, often to accentuate the design of the rug.

SHOE LACE SHAG

Loose pile composed mainly of cylindrical yarns that resemble shoelaces.

SUPER SOFT

This indicates a significant softness to the touch, great for rooms where people sit on the floor or kids play on the floor. Super soft typically applies to microfiber rugs.

 

DESIGN DETAILS ATTRIBUTES

CARVED

A technique where the surface of the rug is very carefully cut into to add depth/dimension and accentuate the rug's design. This is often done using scissors in India and electric sheers in China. This process is typically performed only by highly skilled artisans.

SILK ACCENTS

Motifs in the design are highlighted with the use of luxurious, luminous silk yarn.

UNDYED WOOL

This wool has not been bleached or dyed and retains the neutral tones and natural variations of raw wool. Undyed wool can come in many shades, from neutrals to black.

CHENILLE ACCENTS

Chenille refers to a corded yarn with a pile that can be made from a number of fibers. When chenille yarn is used as an accent in a rug, the resulting texture is slightly fuzzy and soft to the touch.

VISCOSE ACCENTS

Motifs in the design are highlighted through the use of a shimmery viscose yarn.

 

PILE HEIGHT

HIGH PILE

Pile height of 3/4 inch to 1-1/2 inch.

HIGH PILE/LOW PILE

The surface of the rug combines high pile areas and low pile areas for an all-over dimensional effect.

LOW PILE

Ranging from a pile trimmed down to the warp or backing of the rug, to a pile height of about 1/4 inch.

MEDIUM PILE

Pile height of 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch.

MEDIUM PILE/NO PILE

The surface of the rug combines areas of no pile and areas of medium pile for an all-over dimensional effect.

NO PILE

The face of the rug has no vertical pile and the fibers lay horizontally due to how the rug is constructed.Can refer to flatweave, soumak (knotted), braided or felt rugs, and more.

PLUSH PILE

Pile height of more than 1-1/2 inch; typically used to describe shag rugs.