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A Rug Making Journey: Nakshar & Weaving

“Nakshar”/cartoon Before weaving begins, a “design rendering”, sometimes called a cartoon or “nakshar” must be created. Usually drawn freehand on graph paper, each square represents a single knot. More than just a shape and color pattern, the “nakshar” indicates to the weavers the type and quality of rug to be reproduced. Any variation requires the […]

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Employee Spotlight: Rao Siriki

Employee Spotlight: Rao Siriki Working with SAMAD for the last twenty-four years, Rao Siriki currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President. Born in Kakinada, a small village in the southern part of India, Rao completed his studies at the University of Andhra in Vishakapatnam, graduating with a master’s degree in Economics. After working for […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Chrome Dyes

Learn more about the making of rugs in ‘Colors of India a rug making journey’ produced by Samad: http://www.samad.com/colors-home Chrome Dyes: Unlike their traditional cousins, synthetic or chemical chrome dyes are created in the lab to exact measurements. Precise amounts of color are calculated, weighed and recorded in the knowledge that, should it be desired, […]