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Persian carpet

Persian carpet

The origin of carpets weaving traditions in India comes in the medieval period. When Mughal Emperor Babar came to India, he was disappointed by the lack of luxuries here. He missed the luxuries of Persia which included the Persian carpet and thus brought Persian carpets to India. A Persian rug is a heavy textile, made for a wide variety of utilitarian and symbolic purpose.

The foundation of carpet weaving tradition in India came because of Mughal emperor Akbar In 1580 A.D. He called some finest carpet weavers form Persia carpet industries to India and established carpet weaving centers at Agra, Delhi and Lahore to facilitate production of Persian style carpets.

Persian carpets can be pile woven or flat woven without pile, using various materials such as silk, wool, and cotton. Examples range in size from pillow to large, room-sized carpets, and include carrier bags, floor coverings. Here in Jaipur cottage industries you can find all types of Hand knotted Persian style carpets in various size and colors made by our veteran artisans.

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