Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rug Tying

We got to go to this place in Agra where they showed us how carpets were made! It was definitely government issued to try to get tourists to buy things but it was still really neat! Everything from start to finish, is done by hand which is incredible! I even got to tie a few knots. Some poor buyer will get a carpet with MY handicraft. woo! :)

I am really concentrating here.

These are all of their patterns for the year. All made and colored in by hand.

They send the quilts to the women in the villages to weave so they make visual patterns they can look at to do it.

Here is a man weaving the carpet. He went a lot faster than us!

2 comments:

Bill from Jersey said...

I really like this post.

mrs. peterson said...

i would like that rug you helped with.