Custom & Special Orders
We believe that hand-knotted carpets, which are superior in both beauty and durability, provide the best value for one-of-a-kind carpets. A motif from your interior design elements, or even a child's artwork, can provide inspiration for a carpet design. Or use one of our existing designs as a starting point for your carpet, adding your own personal touches. We will work with you to provide as much or as little assistance as you need to create the perfect carpet for your space.
- Cost: $53-60 per square foot for carpets; $195 per linear foot for runners
- Timeline: Usually 5-7 months
- Made in northern India by GoodWeave-certified adult artisans
The cost of a custom carpet in our Guildcraft standard construction (New Zealand wool, knotted to a cotton warp with traditional asymmetric knot) based on an existing design is $53 per square foot. The cost of runners is $195 per linear foot. (Anything less than 46” wide, and more than 74” long is considered to be a runner for production and pricing purposes.)
After we determine the basic measurements and requirements of your order, we'll provide you with a quote. A deposit of 50% of the quoted price is required to begin the process, which starts with a digital rendering of the design for your approval.
Once the artwork has been reviewed and approved, the actual production process will begin. We will provide periodic progress reports and, when possible, photos of the carpet on loom.
This process typically takes about six months; you will be given a timeline specific to your carpet when the order is placed.
Since the carpet is produced to client specifications, all sales are final; however, if the finished carpet is not as specified in the contract, another carpet will be woven.
All our carpets are produced in our GoodWeave-certified weaving workshops supervised by managers whom we know personally. This way, we can ensure that our strict labor and quality requirements are followed.
As always, please feel free to contact us if you have questions, or would like more information.
If you have different material or structural requirements, such as crossed-weave Tibetan knotting, silk highlights, etc., contact us to learn more about our bespoke services.
More examples of custom area rugs
Below- An English Rose Hall Runner runner based on an original design by Arts & Crafts Interior Designer Karen Hovde. This project involved 4 area rugs, with the hall runner being just one piece. We used two green colors with a salmon accent from our historically authentic arts & crafts color palette. Here the rug is shown in a home in MN that was built by American Prairie Homes.
1 Rug in 2 Rooms ~ Here is an excellent example of how the same Arts & Crafts rug design can work equally well in two completely different rooms. Carefully chosen colors and a classic Voysey design means this hand-knotted rug works in both a contemporary living room, or a more traditional Arts & Crafts style room. Special order Tulip & Lily from the GuildCraft Carpets Arts & Crafts Collection.
Below- Ardmore in Black, 9x12. This carpet was made for the Chicago Athletic Club in the early 1900's by Donegal Carpets in Donegal Ireland. We have a book showing original artwork and we copied it exactly from that. We chose the colors for our versions though. Ardmore is available in 3 basic color-ways: Black, Red, or Moss Green.
Below- Sold at the 2012 Twin Cities Arts & Crafts Show in St. Paul. A custom made rug from our long ago Donegal Legacy Collection. This is an original design from Donegal Carpets of Killybegs, Ireland circa 1895. Mighty oak trees in the border and a simple, repeating lattice in the field, with Green and a Plum color so dark it looks brown. I don't think a rug design can get more English Arts & Crafts. This rug, named "Banks" is now at home in St. Paul, MN. In this lovely pic, the flowers on the table match those in the rug- beautiful.
Below- Carrick Nocturne 6x9 rug designed by C.F.A. Voysey. We made only a few of these and they have all sold out, but they can be special ordered.
Below: Glen Mona 1 (Summer Colors) in both a carpet and a runner. Designed by Archibald Knox. Although the Glen Mona 1 is a made-to-order carpet, the price is still $44 per square foot in all standard sizes (5x7, 6x9, 8x10, 9x12 & 10x14). We stock the Glen Mona 2 (Fall Colors) so there is no wait for the fall colorway- the same $44 per square foot price applies.
Below is the Archibald Knox design Kymric in the summer colors, but woven as a runner, created as a set to go with the standard sized 6x9 carpet above.