In 1997, after working for seven years with handmade carpets, Joseph Carini decided to start a company that would focus on special materials and the revival of ancient carpet making techniques in order to produce unique contemporary carpets that would bridge the best of the new world with the old.
He has worked long and hard to develop a boutique operation that ensures uncompromising production methods and natural dyes that guarantee our clients are living with unique quality. The emphasis of our production is focused on using high quality raw materials, and in particular an exploration in the techniques and formulations of unusual natural dyes.
Our lush, durable highland wool, silk, cashmere, mohair, and wild nettles are the finest in the world and are all processed by hand.
Some of the special dyes we’ve created for our rugs come from nature in the form of botanical dyes. Carini Lang produces perhaps the widest range of natural dyes being used in modern carpet making today. Vibrant indigos and earthy neutrals are hand-woven into custom designs using an ancient Tibetan knotting technique. We also use the best state of the art Swiss dyes when appropriate.
Carini Lang is one of the last rug makers in the world using Tibetan hand-knotting techniques. Each knot is hand tied using a complex and ancient weaving method, which produces more supple carpets that are stronger and last longer.
We believe that a rug’s essence must appeal to both the eyes and the heart. Much more than simple floor coverings, the carpets do indeed speak for themselves, with each rug representing the energy of all the individuals involved in its making.