Jaipur is well-known for its handmade wool carpets. We were given a demonstration of the process from spinning ...
to skeins ...
to the loom.
The beginning of the rug design is only printed on a small portion at the bottom and then the craftsman completes his work from memory.
The backside of each carpet is burned off ...
then special scissors and precise pressure are used to make an even cut on the front side.
The final step is washing the carpet.
All of these skills are normally passed down from generation to generation in families whose lives are devoted to weaving. They are considered masters at their craft.
I never really considered the process, the work and the artistry that goes into making one of these wool carpets.
They truly are handmade treasures!
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