Through her travels, Sibylle nourishes and refines her taste for creation and design. She discovers the work of raw materials, ancestral know-how and influences from elsewhere that are found today in the aesthetics of the House. Her artistic streak inherited from her paternal grandfather will be fully expressed in 2017, when Sibylle takes the plunge into the entrepreneurial adventure. A creative expression of her taste for interbreeding, craftsmanship and contemporary design, Sibylle De Tavernost puts tailor-made and personalization at the heart of her rugs, furniture and decoration offer.
THE WORKSHOP, AN ANCESTRAL TRADITION
The workshop is the result of a meeting between Sibylle and a young Indian. This dynamic young woman with an explosive profile in a resolutely traditional India, acquired her knowledge of the traditional carpet industry alongside her father, who himself inherited his know-how from his ancestors.
It is today as a workshop foreman that she has established herself in a predominantly male universe and manages around twenty male weavers. Each craftsman is recruited by him for his skills and know-how.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Couture and made-to-measure rugs
The workshop is renowned for its mastery of traditional techniques in carpet making. Each piece is made by hand, with passion and respect for tradition. Each rug is the result of a rigorous artisanal manufacturing process: the use of natural fibers (wool, jute, tencel, cotton). The dyes are made in a cauldron, weaving on a traditional loom or hand-knotted. Then comes the cutting with scissors, the needle seams and then the natural drying in the sun.
The rugs, with the exception of the children's collection, are made using the traditional hand-knotted technique. This mastered technique is becoming increasingly rare because it requires dexterity of course, but also requires time and often the presence of several weavers on the same carpet. It is therefore a longer technique than the hand-tufted technique for example, which is much more widespread, but it is also a more durable technique for carpets. Rugs that are ultimately made up of hundreds of thousands of small knots, something to marvel at!
DID YOU KNOW?
The hand-knotted carpet, an ancestral know-how and
which is becoming increasingly rare.
Hand knotting is certainly the most unchanged craft method for centuries, but also the most complex and expensive. This manufacturing technique is carried out on a vertical loom.
You can find all of our rugs here: https://maison-s.com/collections/tapis