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It is difficult to classify carpets or rugs according to the weaver’s skill set as different types of weaves have brought about a revolution in the tapestry industry. With the availability of various fibers, designs and patterns are made such that suit to the weaver’s expertise.

If classified by the weaving techniques, the following are the types of carpets woven:

INDIAN HandKNOTTED CARPETS

INDIAN HandKNOTTED CARPETS

This technique was brought by Mughals. This carpet has a rich appeal since many craftsmen were supported by ruling class. Initially the patterns were Turkish and Persian but later got ndianised. The techniques and patterns were to a large extent adapted by the Kashmiri art.

INDIAN HANDWOVEN CARPETS

INDIAN HANDWOVEN CARPETS

It is a broad category which includes hand knotted carpets as well as flat weave carpets. Knotted carpets include the traditional Persian carpets. The quality of hand woven carpets can be judge by tightness of the weaves and density of the knots.

INDIAN HANDTUFTED CARPETS

INDIAN HANDTUFTED CARPETS

In this technique, the carpets have their pile injected a backing material with the help of tufting gun, which is itself bonded to a secondary backing cloth with the use of latex solution to provide stability. Then third backing cloth is used with and finishing is carried out. The tufted carpet can be produced either with loop pile or cut pile.