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A Rug Making Journey: Opening & Clipping the Pile

Attention now turns to the rough uneven pile, which must be trimmed to a consistent height. Clipping the pile is usually performed in stages and in combination with several other techniques, often with several washings in between. Opening up the pile requires the use of a long thin instrument pointed at one end. The point […]

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A Rug Making Journey: Weaving Continued

In Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, for example, it is typical for the master weaver at the loom, to chant out rhythmically, the specific color to be woven at a precise moment. Harmonious sound and motion create a spiritual reverence akin to a religious ceremony. The apparent effortless way in which the knots are formed […]