Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wool Carpets

At the Shree Carpet and Textile Mahal in Jaipur, we also saw the process of weaving wool rugs. The hand-knotting technique was basically the same as the silk rug weaving. In the shots included here you can see how the weaving is performed. Note how warp threads are pulled forward, and the colored yarn is knotted around the threads. It is then pulled down to the base of the rug (against the yarns already knotted), and cut with a knife. You will also see trimming of the pile, the graphic image used as the pattern design, and a woman winding bobbins of yarn.

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