Imagine using four-and-a-half-thousand-year-old technology to produce some of the most sought-after rugs in the world. Ancient Egypt, the Babylonians, Rome and every civilisation since have used looms to weave carpets, rugs and fabrics. Now, zoom to the hills of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, to a giant shed, where the Shuttleworth family has been creating woven masterpieces for almost half a century with ancient technology. Shuttleworth Weaving’s products are shipped all over the world and are in continuous high demand among the world’s top designers and interior decorators. The factory, and where the family still lives, is at the end of a…
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