• businessOUR COMPANY

    Husain International was founded in 1985 and has a long history with carpet weaving with the art being passed down through generations. We are manufacturers of handmade rugs and for the past 25 years have been specialising in hand tufted, hand knotted and hand woven qualities made from the finest Indian and New Zealand Wool, offering a range of styles from the traditional to the more contemporary.

    Our business gives us the pleasure of combining ancient craftsmanship with modern day technology which helps support the local community as well as maintaining high standards within the industry.

    A family run business which has successfully built and maintained a reputable relationship with customers all over the UK and is dedicated in continuing to meet the needs of the ever changing market.

    Our Bespoke Services provide the capability of producing customised rugs to customer's specific requirements, be it simply by changing colours on our existing range or designing something exclusive to suit the individual.

    We are based in North London, located near the Oriental Carpet Centre (OCC) buildings.

  • descriptionRUG CONSTRUCTIONS
    Hand Tufted Construction

    We use five different woolen yarn systems to add visual interest - cut-pile, loop, over-twist, viscose and thick. The recommended yarns depend on the pattern's styling. Each hand-tufted rug design is hand drawn to full scale once its computerized rendering is approved. The design is then traced onto the tufting canvas for the weavers to follow. Specified yarns are then pushed through the canvas using a pistol like tufting device. The device cuts or loops the yarn strands to form the pile, depending on the the specified texture for the particular area being tufted. Latex is then applied to the back of the foundation cloth to hold the tufts into place. A secondary cotton fabric is then placed over the primary latex backing to impart a neat appearance.

    • Designing
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    • Hand Tuftingimage
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    • Backingimage
    • Carvingimage
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    Hand Knotted Construction

    Unlike tufted rugs, hand knotted rugs do not require a secondary backing and thus the knotting is visible on the rug's underside. To begin making a rug, a weaver must first string a foundation of warps, or vertical threads of cotton or wool on their loom. Each knot is then individually tied around the warp, and is held into place by horizontal threads called wefts that are interwoven between each row of knots. It is the rows of the knots that determine the pattern and provide as the pile of the rug, while the warp ends form the fringe. After the rug is taken off of the loom, it experiences a series of finishing processes. These processes involve washing, sorting, and shearing. Sorting provides for better clarity, as each color and design element is individually separated.

    Knotted Rug
    Hand Woven Construction

    This technique utilizes the handwoven construction to provide various interesting textures. Due to the availablility constraints of polyester yarn, the existing ranges are available in standard colours though special sizes can still be ordered. These rugs are made on horizontal looms. For each row of pile, the yarn is passed through warp strings which have been strung across the length of the loom. This yarn is then wrapped around a plate displaying the width specific to the specified pile height. These plates serve as the guide when cutting the yarn to form the pile. Several rows of weft are passed through the length-wise warp yarns to hold the pile in place.

    Woven Rug
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  • infoRUG CARE
    Preventive Maintenance

    Vacuum the rug regularly, brushless attachment is recommended. Additionally, air the carpet from time to time and rotate it occasionally in order to ensure that it wears evenly, protect it from strong direct sunlight, be careful when using detergents and chemicals to clean the floor as they may permanently discolour or dissolve carpet fibres, remove stains immediately. Occasionally, fibres miss the final shearing process and will peek up or sprout after vacuuming. Do not pull the fibres as this may cause permament damage to the rug, simply clip these even with the rug using a pair of scissors.

    Stain Removal

    Remove liquid spill by absorbing with a paper towel or a clean white cloth. Remove solid spills by using a spoon to scoop up as much of it as possible and then dilute the remaining stain with some water. Blot up whatever you can, starting from the edge and working your way towards the centre. Do not rub. For stubborn stains, use stain removal suitable for carpet cleaning. Always test the intended cleaning solution for colour fastness on a less visible spot of the carpet. Apply cleaning solution directly onto the stain. Allow to stand for ten seconds and then blot gently with an absorbent clean white cloth, do not wipe or rub. Avoid getting the carpet too wet. When dry, gently brush to restore the pile. For hard-to-remove stains, professional rug cleaning is recommended.

    Types of Stain Cleaning
    Grease, oil, shoe polish, ink, wax, make-up, tar etc. Dry Cleaning solvent - Alcohol, Petrol etc.
    Coffee, chocolate, tea, milk, cacao, wine, sweets, fruit, urine, blood, egg, sauce, vomit, excrement etc. Warm water with vinegar and neutral detergent. Apply with a damp sponge, clean with a cloth and leave to dry.
    Mud, dirt etc. Leave to dry, brush and apply warm water with ammonia in a proportion of 3:1.
    Nail varnish, acetone, chewing gum, lipstick, paint etc. First apply dry cleaning solvent. Afterwards warm water with vinegar and neutral detergent and finally dry cleaning solvent again.


    It is important that the carpet is completely dry when stored away. Roll it with the pile facing inside, and store in a cool and dry place, protected from dust, insects and humidity. If the carpet is stored for an extended period, air it at least once a year and apply moth repellent. Do not bend the roll nor place a heavy weight on it as this may leave marks on carpet.