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Ordering a customized rug handknotted in Nepal,
designed specifically for you


1. E-mail dha1@isd.net indicating your intent for your custom designed rug or to set up an appointment to see the rugs on display in our Minneapolis Studio.
2. We will respond to you with a verbal description of the total process which corresponds to the following steps and payment procedure.
    A custom rug design will be based on cost per square foot plus a negotiated design fee, plus shipping. The square foot cost will be based on size of rug, number of colors and design complexity. The process will take 7-8 months.
  a. Working with client to establish detailed design criteria and color preferences for the rug.
  b. Preparing a preliminary colored design for the rug for client approval. The cost for this phase would be 1/4 of the design charge.
  c. Upon approval of the preliminary design, a final enlarged colored design would be completed and yarn samples of actual colors will be assembled for client approval. The cost for this phase would be 1/2 of the design charge.
  d. Upon approval of the final enlarged colored design, a dimensional and detailed color identification drawing would be completed and all the information forwarded to the weaver in Nepal. The cost for this phase would be 1/4 of the design charge (completing 100% of the design charge).
  e. Strike-off Upon your approval of the final enlarged colored design, a strike-off, a 2x2 foot segment of the rug, will be sent to you for your approval of quality and design (this prior to putting the rug on the loom). Upon your approval of the strike-off, the handknotting of the rug will take 3-5 months, depending on size. 1/2 payment for the rug would be required to start the process and put the rug on the loom. The cost for the rug would be based on cost per square foot plus shipping. The square foot cost will be based on size of rug, number of colors and design complexity. An in-progress photo will be sent to you to show the progress of the rug on the loom in Nepal. See techniques and quality.
  f. We will receive the finished rug and review it for quality control, design and detail. Upon this inspection, you will be contacted and final payment will be required. Then the finished 'Museum Quality' rug will be shipped to you.
  g. This process creates a product made specifically for you, using the energies of the present. The strike-off will show the remarkable quality and workmanship of these 'Museum Quality' rugs.


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