Tufting is not a fully handmade process, instead, a handheld mechanised tool called a tufting gun is used. This inserts pieces of yarn through a heavy cotton backing fabric, ‘shooting’ the fibres through at speed. This produces a pile as the threads emerge onto the front side of the cloth. For patterned rugs, the rugmaker follows a design drawn on the backing.
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