Carpets & Flooring
Carpets and floorings are an integral part of Indian homes. Carpets and floorings are made up of a variety of material, ranging from wool, cotton, silk, jute, coir, bamboo and grass. The Mughals introduced the art of carpet weaving in India and set up centers at Agra, Delhi and Lahore to train and produce carpets of Persian style following the designs of Kirman, Isfahan, Herat, etc. The contemporary Indian craft of carpet weaving is the offshoot of the Mughal tradition and follows the Persian style of carpet weaving.
Jute and coir are relatively new materials, which are being used in various making various items. Coir fiber is obtained from coconut husk after a lengthy process. Kerala is the largest producer
coir products, which range from mats, mattresses, pillow-covers, carpets, bags, wall hangings etc. Coir items and popular due to their durability.
Jute, known as the golden fiber is the cheapest natural fiber. A variety of utilitarian items are created using jute. West Bengal is the largest producer of a variety of jute crafts, which range form: mats, floorings, cushion covers, table covers, bags, garments, stuffed toys etc.
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