5th DAY – INDIA – JAIPUR – RUG MAKERS

by Antonio Gil September. 25, 2015 2458 views

The process of hand-weaving today is remarkably similar to the practice brought to India by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Then as now, weavers swiftly knot carpets by hand with nothing more than a colored pattern to guide their movements. While Indian weaving is revered for its precision, weavers pride themselves on the knowledge that their personality and intuition as artisans permeates each piece. The rugs woven in Jaipur copy the designs found chiefly in the rugs of eastern and middle Persia. They nearly always present the cypress-tree, and also many animal forms, laid upon ground of dark red, blue or ivory white. The borders have a swaying-vine pattern, with the customary floral adjuncts.

VIDEO: JAIPUR RUGS: THE STORY OF A HAND-KNOTTED RUG [youtube.com]

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Jay Boggess 3 years, 9 months ago

Bless their hearts & labor...........

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Moira 3 years, 9 months ago

Lovely portrait of the lady too.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 3 years, 9 months ago

Great portraits

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 3 years, 9 months ago

So much creativity and skill!
Bet you bought one too!

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 3 years, 9 months ago

I wish I could bend my knees like the guy in the first shot!
I do enjoy seeing these artisan processes.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jesslyn Jocom 3 years, 9 months ago

Did you buy one for yourself? It's an interesting culture.

3 years, 9 months ago Edited
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