November 22, 2011

"Kharad"- Carpet weaving technique of Kutchh

"Kharad" ,carpet weaving, is an ancient traditional craft native to region of Kutchh. Beautifully handwoven carpet in either sheep wool or camel hair are treat for any lover of traditional crafts.



These carpets are made from hand spun yarn (wool as well as cotton),dyed in vegetable dyes and hand woven on traditional pit looms. This makes it eco-friendly product which itself should make it special.






They are mainly woven in geometric patterns.


Today only few families are involved in this traditional wonderful art. One more craft on deathbed?








2 comments:

Shreya said...

Great information.. Shame about the dying crafts.. Keep up the good work!!

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

This is beautifully shown in your series of photos, Sonali. Lets hope that the tradition can somehow continue.