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Wonderful World of Carpets

I'm just back from Mirzapur, the home of handmade carpets and rugs. An amazing experience in which I got to see the entire process of designing, manufacturing, packaging and exporting handmade carpets and rugs! What I didn't see was the actual "knotting" process done in the deep rural areas by artisans with hundreds of years of tradition. One of the most exciting parts of my trip was observing how the age-old, hand-rendered design diagrams were now created on computers and plotters the size of which I had never seen earlier. Looking forward to seeing how the artisans match each colour and knot in a carpet with the computerized design. No wonder it takes months (even years) to make a carpet.