Hand-Loom Rugs and Carpets
Wool and Silk Mix handloom rug
How did the handloom pattern start?
In recent years, handloom has been the talk of the town with major steps taken to preserve handloom culture. Intensive efforts are made by the Government of India to sustain and upgrade the hand-weaving technology in terms of weaver’s comfort, productivity and quality upgrade. Numerous Co-operative societies too are constantly at work to improve the quality and working conditions for handloom culture. However, the question that arises is what makes handloom so special to preserve? To begin with, a handloom is basically a loom that is used to weave cloth without the use of electric power rather it is handspun. Fabrics woven out of handspun yarn on handlooms are called khaadi, while mill spun yarn woven is called "handloom" fabric.
However, the need of the hour is to discover handloom rugs instead of clothes. For that is why we are here. Life is too short to surround yourself with dullness, this thought strikes me every time, I come across handloom rugs. In my point of view undoubtedly, the preserved handlooms give you taste of sheer brilliance and vibrancy of colors. Colors to swipe away the gloomy mood and bring joy to life. Well, don’t you agree? Handloom rugs have the strength to endure fine work with grace and delicacy.
Why only handloom carpets and rugs :
The carpets made through handloom processing are well-known for comfort and capabilities. They are not only popular for numerous design innovations but also preferred largely by modern users. With the advancement of technology in the modern world, the handloom demand in the market in India has increased massively. Several characteristic innovations like heavy casement, recycled rugs and jacquard weaved carpets in thick cotton and silk fabrics are a popular choice today. In fact, designers globally continue to make a statement around Indian handlooms carpets. And why shouldn't they, when these rugs come with abundant benefits...
Weaving pattern of handloom carpets and rugs :
Yarn for these carpets is woven on a handloom by the interlacing of warp, running length-wise and weft or filling, running width-wise. Warp threads are raised and lowered by manual shedding motion to form shed. Through this shed, the shuttle is passed carrying across the weft thread which is beaten against the woven fabric by the movable comb-like frame or reed. When the heddle is shifted, the two sets of warp reverse position, binding the weft into the fabric and opening other sheds. The weaving of handloom carpets involves three motions that are Shedding, Picking and Beating. Shedding motion separates warp threads, according to the pattern to allow for weft insertions or picking prior to beating. Picking is the operation wherein after the shed has been formed, the length of the weft is inserted through the shed. As soon as a weft yarn is inserted, the reed pushes or beats up the weft to the fell of the cloth. All the three motions are carried out by the weaver manually for weaving by the interlacement of warp and weft.
In spite of the presence of the latest technology at every corner, it’s impossible to get products similar to that of handloom floor coverings. Their carpets gained fame due to high tensile strength and longevity with a comforting texture. The style ranges from modern to Bikaner, to jacquard and many more. Additionally, the fabric holds quality, natural shine and pure texture to it. Handloom rugs are quite famous for their longevity and their durability, they can withstand all your rough usage. As a rug lover, you surely will appreciate rugs with a unique blending of traditional designs and contemporary tastes that will match with your home décor. Work is done with a sense of sincerity and determination never fails to capture its true essence. Very often such work especially an artwork turns to be a masterpiece. Similarly, the workers behind handloom rugs put their utmost effort to produce a unique piece of art. Moreover, you get to extend your hospitality to your dearest guest with such a decorative piece. Sounds satisfying!
Manufacturing handloom carpets and rugs are like weaving a fabric, in earlier cases, the handloom only comes with loose back, mean like hand-tufted, but with the advancement of technique, we can also have the carpet tight like hand-knotted back.
The popularity of handloom rugs in wool, bamboo silk, linen yarn, viscose yarn are increasing as against hand-tufted style, for the reason of faster production and better quality. The main disadvantage is that we cannot have any type of designs made in this pattern, only stripes, boxes, plain or other simple geometric pattern moves. The pattern of weaving is loom-knotted back, double back or normal handloom weave.
There are different pattern moves in this segment, mostly are solids, or say plain carpets, loop cut stripes, boxes etc. With mostly width up to 12ft or say 4mtr, length can be up to 25mtrs or 80ft.
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