Weaving

Art Of Weaving

Art of weaving has long history starting from the ancient times. Leads of today’s tradition of oriental carpets, are found in ancient nomadic tribes of Central and West Asia, where winter was a big reason to adopt woollen carpets as a shield against sever weather conditions. Besides it was an indispensable ingredient of their home décor while they kept moving up & down. Simply carpets were at once a roving home and a cushion against the bitter winter.

 

 

Central & western Asian warriors & Mughal Emperors ruled southern Asia & sub-continent (now Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan & India) for hundreds of years. They preserved and promoted art of weaving as a royal heritage thus making these places the biggest producers of a variety of oriental carpets, rugs & kelims.

 

Today there are more than 100 types of Hand Knotted carpets and rugs which are weaved in different places(mostly villages) according to the tradition and origin. Mori Bokhara originated from the ancient Turkoman-Cacuasian. It has been originated from the city of Bokhara but today it is only produced in Pakistan. Red Afghan again has a history of been produced for more than 100 years in Afghanistan. Same as Mori Bokhara and Red Afghan, Persian Sutri is been produced in Iran and Persian in ancient times. This shows that every hand knotted carpet has its own history and origin.

 

 

Weaving is not the easy task. Not everyone can be a weaver of these precious rugs. Those weavers who are making these rugs have learned from there fathers and grandfathers, the techniques of how to make wool in a shape of carpet. The heritage has made them craftsmen of these carpets. Mostly these weavers belongs from poor families, living in villages and weaving carpets form generations to generations, such as weavers for the village of Kasur in Pakistan, Mazar Sharif in Afghanistan and so on.