OUR STORY

First introduced in 1987, Odegard Carpets revolutionized the world of hand-knotted contemporary carpets. With unrivaled commitment to quality and sophisticated design, Odegard has been at the leading edge of modern carpet production for decades. All Odegard Carpets are unique, starting with carefully selected Himalayan wool, which is hand-carded and hand-spun by Tibetan and Nepalese craftspeople, using centuries-old techniques.  These master weavers specialize in an ancient technique potentially dating back over 2,000 years called the senna loop, in which yarn is tied around a pair of warp and then looped around a metal rod. Odegard Carpets production strictly adheres to the highest standards of eco and social responsibility, raising the standard of living for thousands of artisan weavers in Nepal.  Standard sizes range from 4 x 6 to 12 x 16, including runners of any length and custom sizes of up to 26 x 47 feet can be produced to order.  An Odegard carpet can be customized in many ways.  A custom combination of colors can be applied to a pre-existing Odegard design, custom sized and shaped carpets can be easily ordered and even a client's own design can be produced.  We have over 2,000 standard colors to choose from and we also have dye to match capabilities, making color range relatively unlimited.  There are also many custom applications for Odegard carpets, they can be used as staircase runners, room-fitted, installed "wall to wall" or even inset into a floor.

Recently partnered with Kooches Handmade Carpets, Odegard Carpets has greatly expanded its distinctive carpet offerings and production capabilities.

OUR WOOL

There is no wool in the world that is equal to that produced by the chenylok sheep of Tibet.  Their unique diet and rigorous habitat at more than 14,0000 feet above sea level, contributes to their unique lanolin-rich, long-staple wool.  The high lanolin content in the wool makes our carpets naturally stain resistant.  The yarn is dyed in small lots, in boiling vats filled with Odegard's proprietary blends of organic materials such as walnut husks, madder root, indigo and saffron resulting in rich evocative colors.  The abrashed or nuanced color, the result of complete hand processing, produces a resonance and depth that is an Odegard trademark.

Odegard Carpets have always developed its own designs and leading designers and architects have specified Odegard Carpets for a variety of high-end interiors and noteworthy commercial applications.  Noteable commisions include the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to renowned hotels and restaurants such as The Greenwich Hotel in New York City, several Ritz Carlton Hotels and Restaurant Daniel in New York City.  As handmade products of distinctive cultural heritage, Odegard Carpets are valuable contemporary works of art in the great tradition of collecting textiles.