Hand tufted rugs feature beautifully intricate designs and are extremely durable. Similar to hand knotted rugs, they are produced purely by hand by experienced craftsmen. Instead of being knotted, the pile yarn is wrapped around the cotton warp threads. Using a special needle, the craftsman threads and tufts (cuts) the weft into a woven base onto which the design has previously been transferred. The weft is then fixed to the base with a coating of natural latex on the reverse of the carpet, which is then covered with a layer of heavy cotton canvas. The results are stunning and durable rugs with the look and feel of hand knotted carpets.