Wool from local sheep
The sheep providing wool for our carpets are still herded the same way as they have always been on the foothills of the Carpathian mountains. Extensive pastures without fences or walls allow their trans-humance between May and October. In the winter months, most sheep return to the barns on small-holder farms.
The wool is manufactured by machinery that has been handed down by generations. Some of the machines (one dating back to 1911) have survived communism by being buried under the ground to avoid confiscation. The following generation could reassemble them after the fall of the communist regime in 1989. Resuming their activity, they are now being powered by electricity instead of steam.
Fruit of the Loom
The colours are composed by countess Kalnoky according to her special recipes for each hue and nuance. The wool is dyed by hand in the traditional method. Each carpet is woven by hand on a traditional loom, as found in every Transylvanian household in the past centuries. It takes at least two weeks to weave a carpet, each piece being unique in it's own way.
Designed by Anna Kalnoky
All designs and colour compositions are made by Countess Anna Kalnoky in limited edition, using nuances and patterns that appeared throughout the centuries in Transylvania's rich culture of textiles.
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