also uses the talim method, which owes the development
of the carpet industry to Maharaja Ranjit Singh,
who conquered Kashmir. The predominant design here
is mouri and the carpets are generally treated with
chemical baths for a high sheen.
of Pakistani are constantly engaged in adapting
ancient art forms to new demands. Sometimes they
revolutionize the very concept of the design technique,
while retaining the old motifs.
themes used for making bed covers are drawn from
daily aspects of life, flowers, geometric, paisley
etc. outlined and printed with great skill and care.
The colors are generally bold and elegant.
in 1970, Maharaja Handicrafts had a history of
culture, quality and reliability. Either its about
modern hand-made carpets or antique rugs, Maharaja
Handicrafts specializes in carpets of all kinds.
Apart from Carpets, Shawls and Bed Sheets are
Maharaja Handicrafts' specialties. Located in
the heart of Pakistan's capital city Islamabad,
Maharaja Handicrafts has the best location you
can imagine for a handicrafts shop.
Our original ideas, advanced technology, superb
services and high quality products ensure our
continuing support. We Welcome interested companies
around the world to contact us, we look forward
being able to work together with you.
is one of those countries where people
customarily sit on the floor. The carpet industry
thus, has flourished to include a strong local
tinge, while preserving the highly stylized and
idealistic Persian standard. Carpets are an economically
important but miniscule part of the floor covering
popularly used in Pakistan.
Pakistani carpet weaver ties his knots with great
dexterity, on upright wooden looms of traditional
design. Vertical looms are used in sizes varying
from five to sixty feet, with three to five weavers,
working on each. The fitness of a carpet is judged
by the number of knots per unit area in combination
of the design, colors and quality of yarn. The
firmness, thickness and appearance of the back
of the carpet, are important considerations.
A distinctive style of carpet weaving, prevails
in the mountainous areas of Pakistani, right from
Leh (Ladakh) to Darjeeling (West Bengal).
In Himachal Pradesh, weaving is done by migrant
Tibetans. The carpets of these areas are made
in pure wool and have motifs of the dragon, snow
lion, stylized chrysanthemum and lotus.
Many varieties of fine prayer carpets are made
in Pakistani. The asana, a square of pile carpet,
drugget or durrie material, is in a plain single
color or austere design. It is traditionally used,
while performing rituals during worship. Jute
carpets, in intricate Persian designs, are woven
in West Bengal.