The Indian carpentry tradition dates back to the reign of the Mughals. During the time, the handmade wool carpet from India was a fine expression of the dexterity and creative skill of the craftsmen who combined Persian and local patterns in the most delightful ways.
The quality of these traditional wool carpets is determined by the number of knots per square inch. The higher the number, the more refined is the woolen carpet. The durability of the knotted wool carpet also depends on this number, which usually varies from 200 to 900 knots per square inch.
Wool carpets are made in several parts of India. The famous hand knotted woolen carpets from India hail from
- Bhadohi, Mirzapur, Khamaria, Ghosia, Varanasi & Agra in Uttar Pradesh
- Amritsar & Pathankot in Punjab
- Jaipur in Rajasthan
- Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh
- Darjeeling in West Bengal
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