Art of carpet making

Art of Carpet Making

Since time immemorial, the art of carpet making has captured millions of carpet connoisseurs from around the world and still continues to do so. Behind each carpet is an extraordinary story that is depicted beautifully in these pieces of art. Such handcrafted timeless collectibles are passed on to generations as memorabilia and preserved to its truest form. Artistically and characteristically, Kashmir silk carpets with Persian designs are the most superior amongst different types of carpets. Various hues of colors, innate designs, and intricate patterns form the most essential part of such carpets. Silk carpets have a unique luster and shine to its touch and feel and the color of the carpet is changed with its direction due to its pile and weaving technique.

They say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. This adage is true in case of handmade Persian design carpets which are perfect examples of a Chef d’ouveres (masterpieces). Most handmade carpets come with fringes/tassels which only enhance the beauty of a rug. Each handmade carpet takes about 9-12 months on an average to make with about 2-3 people working on it. Beauty is of the essence and there are thousands of weavers in the villages whose livelihood depends on making such carpets. It is essential to appreciate these handmade carpets that are of extraordinary brilliance.

Other than pure silk carpets, blended wool and silk carpets have also gained much popularity. Such carpets are an amalgamation of blended New Zealand wool and Kashmir silk. These inherently beautiful rugs are a result of great craftsmanship that is rare to find in any part of the world. Wool is known to be one of the strongest fibers due to its tenacity and strength. Woolen carpets are a combination of New Zealand and Indian wool which are used in constructing Persian design rugs as well. Such carpets form a primordial part of Eastern Europe and India as well and date back to couple of centuries altogether. Woolen carpets are perfect for traffic areas and have excellent durability.

Runners are long and usually narrow and ideal for corridors, staircases and passageways. While round carpets are ideal for foyers and areas of importance. Over a period of time, the newer generation has found interest in lesser laborious jobs and have moved into other industries. It is for this reason; exclusive carpet making is becoming rare whereas the demand has just been escalating like never before.