Thursday, July 26, 2012

Oriental Rugs From India

India, in recent years, has become one of the leading centers of Oriental Rug production due greatly to its large primarily rural population. The rug industry has boosted the standard of living for many Indians while allowing them to remain in a rural setting instead of travelling to a city to find industrial employment.
More rugs are currently imported by the United States from India than from any other country. As most of the rugs produced are destined for export, Indian craftsmen are very conscious of market demands, and rugs from India are available in a wide range of colors, sizes and designs.
Most of the patterns produced in India originated in other countries, and practically every popular carpet design is produced. As many of these carpets are called by the name of the places where the design originated, it is important to understand that only the design and not the carpet originated from these places.
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) providence which is also referred to as Varnassi district, in Central India is the most prolific rug weaving area in the world today. Almost every cottage in this vast area from Aallabad to the ancient city of Barnares (Varnasi), is involved in rug weaving. A trip to this area is like returning to the 16th century as everything is done by hand.

sourced from "The Mystique of Oriental Rugs" by Oriental Rug Retailers of America, Inc.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)
Tel. 310-770-9085

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